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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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.

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

Countertops, in particular, are having a real moment today as homeowners focus on decluttering surfaces for a sleek and tidy kitchen post-renovation.

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Expect to see more color in kitchens next year, especially for homeowners planning to sell.

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Exterior materials were chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance.

5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

Whether it’s a total home renovation or a simple room addition there is one thing that all remodels have in common, no matter their complexity—without planning they can quickly become stressful.

Shaw Floors Announces 2018 Color of the Year | Video

Shaw Floors Announces 2018 Color of the Year | Video

There's a yearning for warmer hues and we see that coming to life as touches of gold and brass accents.

Choosing Natural Stone – Sustainable Beauty with Unique Character

Choosing Natural Stone – Sustainable Beauty with Unique Character

Natural stone remains one of the premier natural design and building materials. Find out why professionals trust natural stone to create a unique look with a minimal impact on the environment.

EEBA takes summit to new level

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Self-Regulating Radiant Heating System’s Innovation Demonstrated

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

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

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

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

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.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

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

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.

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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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