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High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA




Homeowners Guide to Building Performance

Contains the most important information needed by consumers to save energy in the home. This highly illustrated booklet also provides solid advice for homeowners who plan to design and build a new home.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA




Residential Walls and Foundations: Improving the Thermal Envelope

This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Two Green Thumbs Up For Massachusetts

I knew I was in for a treat when I signed up for a weekend in Western Massachusetts.

Where Does Your City Rank for an Active Lifestyle?

The criteria ranges from “average monthly fitness-club fee” to “bike score” to “share of physically inactive residents.”

TexZen Tiny Homes Take Over Austin For the Holidays [Photos]

Tiny homes are all the rage around Austin, Texas, and the TexZen Tiny Home Co. has launched its newest model in the time for the holidays. Suzanne Braden, founder of TexZen Tiny Home Co., announced today the completion of the company’s newest tiny home model.

Smart Appliances Make the Holidays a Little Merrier

Spending time with the family is the highlight of every holiday, but spending time in the kitchen can be a drag.


What's the Price of the Most Famous House in the World?

The home has never been sold and is not on the market.

Safe Water Can Change a Community (video)

The reality is that there is a simple, cost-effective, scalable and easily adoptable way to kill bacteria and viruses in water.

Drafts and Poor Insulation Create Both Discomfort and Familial Strife

A new survey found that uncomfortable homes caused not only physical discomfort, but emotional discomfort as well.

Digital Experiences Help Builders Generate Reviews and Sell More Homes

Builders must go beyond a basic website to communicate with people who've grown up in the Internet age and rely on user reviews to make many buying decisions.

NYC Targets Energy Efficiency for Apartment Buildings

The new program offers a no-cost, 30-hour training program for small, multifamily building maintenance staff.

'Shadow' Named 2017 Color of the Year

It is a color that calls to mind a 'past', yet it can also make a contemporary, color-confident statement.

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

The holiday contributes to an annual increase in energy use due to a usual drop in temperatures, lights staying on longer, and appliances operating more frequently.

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices .

New Green Home Designed for Disability Accommodations and Aging in Place

Empty-nesters Dan and Suzanne Swisher wanted to build a new home for a variety of reasons.

Honey Glow Named Color of the Year for 2017 (Video)

The cheerful spirit that radiates from this color will re-energize any room.

Use Pocket Doors for a Sustainability Secret Weapon

Pocket doors allow builders, remodelers and architects to design more energy-efficient, right-sized kitchens that deliver cost-savings and outstanding space utilization.

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