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


DC Power: Tomorrow's Energy Demands Will Require More Attention

DC Power: Tomorrow's Energy Demands Will Require More Attention

While DC power operates many modern products in business applications, it powers far fewer products for consumer use. However, some associations are developing standards that will lead to the rapid adoption of DC power distribution. This white paper takes a look at DC power and how some experts believe it is the answer for future energy needs.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


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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4 strategies for avoiding home asthma triggers

4 strategies for avoiding home asthma triggers

Bringing in fresh, filtered air key to preventing problems

Consumer interest in sustainability driving Realtors' focus

Consumer interest in sustainability driving Realtors' focus

Study: Environmentally friendly features important in choosing where, what home to buy

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Builders can step away from complicated technical jargon about smart home automation and introduce it for what it is: a lifestyle.

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

Solid foundation improves home's function

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.

Find your good life in the agrihood

Find your good life in the agrihood

Boston-based developer Freehold Communities has plans for eight communities nationwide, several of which are built around the concept of the "agrihood."

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Stretched up like a vertical lantern toward the sky, the cabin becomes a recognizable symbol.

Geothermal Community Builds 200th Home

Geothermal Community Builds 200th Home

Geothermal heating and cooling eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer




Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

NGBS provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings.

Changing Form of the American Family Requires New Thinking

Changing Form of the American Family Requires New Thinking

A new home could offer flexibility and foresight into multi-generational living for little to no extra cost.

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

More than half of the neighborhoods on Redfin’s list of neighborhoods that “have it all” are in the Chicago area.

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

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