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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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3 Ways Building A Tiny House Is Easy and Environmentally Responsible

Human beings have a natural liking for things in miniature.

Beautify Your Home With 2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

Turn your home into an Instagram-worthy living space without breaking the bank.

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.

Unusual Low Voltage Wall Light Debuts (Video)

New low voltage lighting technology makes it easier to produce striking visual effects, aided by 3D printing technology.

Survey: Homeowners Giving Up Formal Dining Rooms

Thirteen percent of the respondents say they’ve ditched the dining room furniture to make space for yoga or serious arts and crafts.

Virtual Reality Headsets Expand The New Home Shopping Experience

Homebuyers can now don goggles and take a virtual tour of their potential future home at two PulteGroup communities.

Study: New Kitchens Lead to Healthier Lifestyles

When it comes to choosing kitchen materials such as countertops and flooring, look and durability are top factors across all age groups.

Induction Cooktops Feature Smartphone-Inspired Controls

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


How to Look Good with Lighting Upgrades

If you live in a home or apartment built after the 1950s, you likely cope with one of the most unkind and unflattering forms of interior lighting.

Keep an Eye on 2017 Interior Design Forecast Trends

For 2017 interior design will reflect emerging themes from the juxtaposition of natural materials and opulent ornamentation to minimalistic designs enhanced with bold, new finishes.

London-style Development in Houston Honored in National Design Competition

Winfield Gate, a London-style luxury townhouse community in Texas that’s minutes away from Houston’s downtown, has been honored as the Multifamily Community of the Year.

A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

t the 2017 International Builder's Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, thousands of building professionals got a look at some of the latest products that will wind up in homes and buildings across the country.

2017 Interior Color Forecast: Gray is Here to Stay

Color trends in interior design are frequently fickle, quickly swinging from one side of the spectrum to the other.

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

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.

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