Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.


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EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Self-Regulating Radiant Heating System’s Innovation Demonstrated

Due to the self-regulating properties of the STEP system, the molecular structure of the heating elements only allow the consumption of energy that is needed to maintain the heat at a given location.

Subflooring Secrets for Squeakless Floors

Builders know that squeaky floors are on of the most common reasons for call backs. And they can be real pain to fix. The best approach is to avoid squeaks in the first place by using a few subflooring secrets of the best pro builders. Here are a few qualities you should look for in subflooring to help ensure quiet, stiff floors.

Invention of Self-Regulating, Low-Voltage Radiant Heating is Just the Beginning

Electro Plastics, Inc. (EPI) (dba STEP Warmfloor) invented the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world, but that is just the beginning: it still needs a stronger government and industry recognition.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

Prevent Gaps in Wood Flooring

During the winter months, the relative humidity (RH) in our homes drop, causing wood floors to dry out. When that happens, the wood shrinks and small gaps form between the floorboards. There are a number of ways to mitigate this problem and help to preserve the look of your flooring while adding to it’s longevity.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

Seattle Developer Completes 3 Net Zero Ready Homes

The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.

Top 10 2016 Green Home News Items

Here's a look back at the Top 10 news items for 2016, ranked in ascending order of popularity.

Five places to use bamboo at your home

If you like the look of wood but want a more sustainable alternative, properly sourced and manufactured bamboo products could work for you.

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.

High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.


Low-Voltage Radiant Heating System is something for Chickens to Crow About

Ingenuity was displayed at the sixth annual Sustainable Backyard Tour in St. Louis City and County. Among the nearly 50 participants’ representations of eco-friendly yards and gardens was an innovative application of STEP Warmfloor’s electric radiant heat for two efficient, eco-friendly applications.

Reclaimed Red Pine Reshaped for Floors and Woodwork (video)

After 124 years in this factory, these timbers and planks will begin a new life.

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"Green" flooring comes in two basic flavors: 1) Flooring made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials; 2) Flooring that improves the energy-efficiency of the home. Learn more about both sustainable flooring and energy efficient flooring.

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