Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

Type: Guide




Three Benefits of a Small-Footprint Home

Three Benefits of a Small-Footprint Home

An investment in a smaller home can offer big dividends, including lower cost of ownership, a better sense of community and a smaller environmental impact.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TightLines Designs


When is wind power right for you?

When is wind power right for you?

Wind power is a wonderful source for energy, but it's worth investigating whether or not it is viable in your region before making the investment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Green Home Credits and Rebates

Green Home Credits and Rebates

In addition to saving on energy bills, there are many other financial incentives to go green.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Take Control of Your Heating and Cooling Costs with High-Performance R-5 Windows

Take Control of Your Heating and Cooling Costs with High-Performance R-5 Windows

With record temperatures in many parts of the United States, heating and cooling costs are hitting homeowners right in the bank account.

Type: White Paper




Exterior Home Design Elements that Work Together

Exterior Home Design Elements that Work Together

This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, discusses the benefits and strategies of creating a Designed Exterior home.

Type: White Paper




NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines: Regionally Adapted and Certified by Build Green NM

NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines: Regionally Adapted and Certified by Build Green NM

We cannot avoid impacting the environment when we build a house, but green building can work toward minimizing that environmental impact. During the process of building a green home, a builder takes numerous considerations into account simultaneously and consciously incorporates environmental issues into all decisions.

Type: White Paper




Buying Green Power - You Really Can Make a Difference

Buying Green Power - You Really Can Make a Difference

Regardless of where you live, you can purchase green power to encourage greater use of renewable energy technologies.

Type: Special Report




Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation and Consumer Response

Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation and Consumer Response

Since the introduction of the concept in the United States, the number of unique utility green pricing programs has expanded exponentially. The design and implementation has also changed, as has the consumer response to these changes.

Type: Special Report




Creating Green Affordable Housing

Creating Green Affordable Housing

Developing and preserving affordable housing is critical to creating sustainable communities, but local governments face many obstacles. Utilizing funding for green affordable housing practices can provide both long and short-term benefits for local governments, however costs continue to rise.

Type: Research




Energy Savers Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home

Energy Savers Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home

This guide provides consumers with home energy and money savings tips such as insulation, weatherization, heating, cooling, water heating, energy-efficient windows, landscaping, lighting and energy-efficient appliances.

Type: Guide




Small Wind Electric Systems: An Iowa Consumer's Guide

Small Wind Electric Systems: An Iowa Consumer's Guide

Small Wind Electric Systems An Iowa Consumer's Guide provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home based on their wind resource, energy needs and economics.

Type: Guide





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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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