Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

A guide to federal tax incentives for residential geothermal heat pumps including: eligibility terms, tax credit amounts, maximum caps, effects on the tax basis on a house, how to claim credits and examples.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


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Promise builds in sustainable construction

Promise builds in sustainable construction

Research forecasts market dominance for high-performance homes, buildings

Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in the US Goes on the Market

Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in the US Goes on the Market

The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.




Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Community of townhomes expected to open later this year

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

More than 80,000 building professionals from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 2018 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

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.

8 Winter Maintenance Steps for Homeowners

8 Winter Maintenance Steps for Homeowners

Taking steps to properly maintain your home during the winter months will mean saving money on things like burst pipes and damaged roofs. Regular winter maintenance will also mean a more comfortable home and lower heating bills. Here are the eight most important winter maintenance tips.

Smart Indoor Air Quality Solutions Make Clean Air Easier

Smart Indoor Air Quality Solutions Make Clean Air Easier

Most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, but indoor air can be more polluted than the great outdoors.

How Long Does It Take to Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator? 7 Points to Consider

How Long Does It Take to Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator? 7 Points to Consider

As the demand for high indoor air quality increases, builders and architects are interested in installing state-of-the-art ventilation systems in high-performance projects. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish a contractor or design firm as a leader in innovative ventilation solutions.

Ventilation aids in design of better multifamily buildings

Ventilation aids in design of better multifamily buildings

Balanced air strategies boost home air quality

How to Fix Window Condensation

How to Fix Window Condensation

As the weather cools, you may notice that your windows ‘sweat’ whenever the temperature drops below 40 degrees F. Water condenses on the window and runs down to wet the frames and sills.

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.




Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

EPA uses EEBA to create synergy with those in green building industry




Housewrap Installation Tips

Housewrap Installation Tips

Housewrap should be an integral part of your home’s envelope—repelling water from outside and allowing water vapor from inside to escape. This only works if it’s properly installed and when it isn’t, it can cause serious damage to the home.

Healthy Homes Gaining Priority in Green Home Strategies

Healthy Homes Gaining Priority in Green Home Strategies

A healthy home is a happy home, and a hot selling one as well.




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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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