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A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

t the 2017 International Builder's Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, thousands of building professionals got a look at some of the latest products that will wind up in homes and buildings across the country.

Off-grid tiny house gets smart energy storage

Off-grid tiny house gets smart energy storage

The Arc House, a factory-built 432 square foot residence that combines the economy and simplicity of tiny house living with cutting-edge building science also has connected energy storage.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Beware of backdrafting

Beware of backdrafting

Typically, supply and exhaust ventilation systems can pressurize or de-pressurize the home. A house under enough negative pressure can pull air down the chimney...

Eco-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

Eco-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

We spend a lot of time worrying about outdoor air quality and how smog, car emissions and factory pollutants are affecting our health; however, we should also take the time to consider improving the air we breathe while we’re indoors,...

Traditional masonry heaters are trending for sustainable home heating

Traditional masonry heaters are trending for sustainable home heating

Old is new again with efficient wood-burning stoves.

Gas fireplace safety initiative launches

Gas fireplace safety initiative launches

A new industry-wide safety initiative is intended to protect young children, pets and others from touching glass front fireplace doors. More than 11 million U.S. households have a gas fireplace with a glass front.

Picking out a fireplace

Picking out a fireplace

I've been obsessing over fireplaces lately. I know.

Benefits of eco-friendly fireplaces (Video)

Benefits of eco-friendly fireplaces (Video)

There's nothing like a crackling fire in a fireplace to make winter seem a bit less chilly and forboding. Opt for an eco-friendly fireplace to make your home as green as possible.

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