What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

This document explains what ductless mini split heat pumps are and why you should be using one in your home.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: LG HVAC


Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Expert: Builders must help buyers make more energy-efficient home choices

Expert: Builders must help buyers make more energy-efficient home choices

Shelton to discuss strategies, tactics for marketing high-performance structures as part of upcoming EEBA summit

Money matters: Homeowners passing energy conservation test

Money matters: Homeowners passing energy conservation test

Home Energy Report Card shows Americans using technology, efficient HVAC systems to cut bills

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems

5 tips for transforming homes into smart devices

5 tips for transforming homes into smart devices

Real opportunity involves incorporating technology during design, construction phases

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

Fungus can permanently damage homes, threaten occupant health

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Setting a budget, proper planning are key

Take action to keep summer energy bills in check

Take action to keep summer energy bills in check

Zehnder America offers 6 tips to save energy this summer

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads but the growth trend is upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.

'Home of the future' is here

'Home of the future' is here

One of nation's largest builders to construct all of its homes ready to accommodate latest smart technology

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk

Summer sustainability

Summer sustainability

6 ways to trim home energy expenses, boost eco-friendliness this season

Wis. builders works to boost visibility of zero-energy homes

Wis. builders works to boost visibility of zero-energy homes

Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key

Creating cutting-edge home warranties

Creating cutting-edge home warranties

Builder looks to incorporate monitoring into homebuilding's future

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

New 3 IN 1 tile combines protection, insulation, solar into a single product to boost energy efficiency

Why are property, people and pets expendable?

Why are property, people and pets expendable?

Structures knocked over and scattered as if they were built with tongue depressors. Everything gone.

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As energy-efficient technologies and materials become more mainstream, the cost of building a green home or owning one is declining. This Research Center will help you determine if going green is a good investment for you.

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