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New solar product 'beats the heat'

New solar product 'beats the heat'

The 3 IN 1 ROOF system using heat-dispersing material to increase efficiency when solar environment is at its hottest--and least efficient.

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems

ICFs helping protect these 8 waterfront homes

ICFs helping protect these 8 waterfront homes

Blocks used to help structures endure Mother Nature's fury while still promoting appealing aesthetics

Solar sanction

Solar sanction

California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

Solid foundation improves home's function

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Stretched up like a vertical lantern toward the sky, the cabin becomes a recognizable symbol.

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.

Stone Plank Mimics Vintage Barn Wood | Video

Stone Plank Mimics Vintage Barn Wood | Video

Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.

Composite Roof Tiles Stand Up to Hurricane Irma

Composite Roof Tiles Stand Up to Hurricane Irma

Construction on the home was finished just a few weeks before the hurricane hit.

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

Promise builds in sustainable construction

Promise builds in sustainable construction

Research forecasts market dominance for high-performance homes, buildings

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The exterior of a house is designed to protect the home from the elements, but is also a vital part of a home's visual appeal.  There are many choices when it comes to the external finish of a home.  Important factors to consider are also environmental and energy savings.

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