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ClimateMaster Oklahoma City Geothermal Systems Builder Profile - Savannah Builders

A nearly two decade veteran of residential geothermal installations, Savannah Builders owner Mike Gilles has solidified a reputation as the Oklahoma City builder when it comes to custom homes with optimized energy efficiency and a high quality finish-out. He attributes...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ClimateMaster




Proper Framing Leads to High Energy Efficiencies for Home

Contractors know that “Energy Savings Start with the Framing” and a home’s energy efficiency is significantly dependent upon proper framing. Over the past several decades Norbord, a world leader in OSB sub-floor, wall and roof sheathing has communicated with contractors...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Norbord, Inc.




Allergies and Your Home Heating System

For a homeowner with allergies, being in a home with a forced air heating system can be among the worst places to be. This white paper identifies some ways for homeowners to reduce airborne allergens and improve indoor air quality.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


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3 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

More than any other room in the house, bathrooms are resource hogs.

Meeting Ventilation Demands for High-Performance Homes

High-performance, super-energy efficient homes are becoming more and more popular throughout North America. As demand from your customers grows, is your team equipped to meet the challenge?


Five Ways to Improve Your Home for Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual reminder how our environment can be improved by collectively doing things to reduce pollution. Here are a few easy things to consider.

Meeting Demand for High-Performance Homes

As the cost of energy remains a significant cost for home and multifamily building owners, the lure of net zero energy homes continues to grow.

Mold & Dust Mites: How Your Basement Impacts Home Air Quality

Posted by Sarah Lozanova Did you know that many of the indoor air quality issues in a home originate in the crawl space or basement? Unfortunately, basement air is frequently the most compromised air in the house, and contaminants commonly...


Busting Four Myths About Net-Zero Homes

There are still some myths out there that are keeping people from pursuing a net zero home.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Hurts Productivity

Studies have linked worker productivity, mood, and cognitive function to indoor air quality, but ventilation solutions exist for healthier indoor air.

Is Passive House worth the cost?

Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.


New Ductless Mini Splits Handle Single and Multi-Zone Duties

These ultra-quiet, inverter-driven heat pump systems operate with indoor sound levels as low as 20 dBA in “silent mode,” which is quieter than a whisper at a library.

Package HVAC Unit Designed for Supplemental Use

According to a recent Houzz survey, 40 percent of homeowners plan to renovate or build an addition in the next two years.

Benefits of a Continuously Ventilated Bathroom

Does your bathroom have mold growth around the shower, cabinets, and fixtures? Does your bathroom have stale air, excessive odors, or a musty smell? Common problems like these may be affecting your bathroom without you even realizing. Here are the facts about these issues and how to fix them before they start harming your indoor air quality.


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

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

Decorative Ventilation Fan Lights Offer Better Ventilation and Beautiful Design

Available in contemporary, transitional or traditional styles, the new decorative designs of the InVent Series will match any home aesthetic.

Sealing Air Leaks in Your Building Envelope

Air leaks can be prevented in new builds and with retrofitted solutions in existing buildings. Creating an effective building envelope is the best way to reduce energy bills. Air leaks start at the foundation where small imperfections create gaps where air can flow into the home.

Are There Any Gaseous Emissions From OSB?

Is OSB a safe building material? I think the real question behind this is about formaldehyde.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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