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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




On-Demand Water Heaters: Greater Efficiency and Many Applications

On-demand tankless water heaters are becoming more efficient, and as a result, more accepted in homes. They require no storage tank, heating water directly only when hot water is needed.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products




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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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.

Water Damaged Stucco Homes Saved With House Wrap

Improper sill flashing and reverse through-flashing on window openings contributed to severe moisture management issues in a series of stucco homes.

See the Story Behind EWS and Our Passion for Clean Water

Everyone wants to drink healthy water in their homes. But it's not always easy to know the best way to provide it for your family.

Induction Cooktops Feature Smartphone-Inspired Controls

Induction cooktops have seized an additional 10 percent of electric cooktop market share since 2008.


How Cozy is Your City? Here's the Latest Top 10 List

Some cities are simply considered cozier places to hunker down than others.

How Much House will $300K Buy in the Top 50 Cities?

People say real estate is all about location, location, location. But you can add size into that equation.

Most Expensive House Ever Listed Now on the Market in Los Angeles

Major luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, known for curating, designing and bringing to life some of the most stunning homes in the country, has unveiled his greatest masterpiece.

Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

As a young man, Marcus Hiles, a Dallas real estate developer and Founder of Western Rim Property Services, dreamed of developing affordable yet sustainable neighborhoods.

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.

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