How Heating a Home Affects Your Health

This white paper identifies the health issues associated with poor indoor air quality and identifies an alternative heating approach that creates a healthier indoor environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings




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


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LG Expands Air Conditioning Technologies Road Show

The goal of the mobile showrooms is to help educate contractors, distributors and building owners across the country about advances in both ducted and duct-free LG HVAC systems.

The Pros and Cons of Unventilated Attics

Unventilated attics can help to mitigate energy loss through leaky ducts or ceiling fittings. The energy savings touted by unvented attics can be as high as 20%. However, if moisture is able to enter the unvented attic space, it may lead to roofing panel issues.

Create a Sanctuary Room for Clean Home Air

Boosting the air quality of an entire home can be a daunting task, especially if you live in a large home or there is an issue with toxic mold and other contaminants. How can you protect your family from indoor air pollution and allergy triggers?


Sandstone Tint Named 2018 Color Of The Year

In functional spaces, like a family room, Sandstone Tint serves as an unassuming backdrop for décor that features bright pops of color.

Controlling Against Moisture Damage for Wall Sheathing

Moisture can cause many structural problems and create a very unhealthy home for your family when mold and mildew begin to form. Building a home that deals effectively with moisture requires due diligence from design to installation and on to maintenance.

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

The first Hawaii “Well” home by Delos focuses on purity of air, water and lighting systems.

Ventilation for Better Buildings: Is My Home Too Tight?

Say you’re building, or living in, a high-performance house with a well-sealed, well-insulated envelope. Sometime, somewhere, someone is going to ask the question, "Doesn't a house need to breathe?"

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

Celebrating 115 Years of Air Conditioning

What do summer blockbuster movies, boxed chocolates and skyscrapers have in common?

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Historic homes were often built before central heating and air conditioning was widely available, and many older homes have no ductwork at all.

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered ceilings are a far more attractive solution to other acoustic sound blockers.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Create and Conserve: The Next Step in Homes that Are Smart About Energy

Eco-friendly building concepts and technologies that ten years ago were novel, untested and prohibitively expensive, have been refined and made more affordable.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

Where Does Your Town Rate in the 3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities?

For those dreading the long, hot summer days, there are easy and affordable options to help keep your cool this season.

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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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