Induction cooktop takes the heat out of the kitchen

Induction cooktop takes the heat out of the kitchen

A cooktop can expand to the entire countertop with a new induction surface.

Natural mineral surfaces stand up to harsh environments

Natural mineral surfaces stand up to harsh environments

Exterior cladding made of natural materials that offers long life and durability, including resistance to scratching, offers a variety of use options.

Electric tank water heater booster solves installation challenges

Electric tank water heater booster solves installation challenges

Under NAECA efficiency regulations when into effect in April 2016, it can be difficult to replace or install a large capacity electric tank water heater.

Are recirculating range hoods good enough?

If you're involved in a kitchen renovation, the range hood design can present some challenges. Depending on the situation, it may simply be impossible to construct a vent to the outside of the home. A recirculating range hood might be a good option.

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

At the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, building product manufacturers will display the latest and best products that are an integral part of today's high performance home.

Kitchen remodeling on a budget: 7 tips for the WOW factor

Kitchen remodeling on a budget: 7 tips for the WOW factor

Every family should have a kitchen that is not only functional but beautiful and filled with warmth.

Tips to make the best use of your range hood

Tips to make the best use of your range hood

Do you know why it's important to use the range hood if you have one, and why it's important to have one that's properly sized and installed?

 Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.

 Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's the equivalent of an encyclopedia represented among the Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015.

Neutral cooking oils fight kitchen odors

Neutral cooking oils fight kitchen odors

Choosing the best cooking oil can make your cooking efforts shine. The oil should be neutral, not imparting any flavor or smell.

Homeowners monitor pump run-time with newly-patented LED button by ACT, Inc. D’MAND®

Homeowners monitor pump run-time with newly-patented LED button by ACT, Inc. D’MAND®

Designed to provide hot water within 5 seconds with the push of a LED lighted button, Structured Plumbing® saves tremendous amounts of water by rerouting ambient water and replacing it with “fresh” hot water within seconds.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

Range hoods with style

Range hoods with style

Sure, a range hood is an important part of your home's ventilation system. It keeps kitchen odors, moisture and smoke under control to let you enjoy cooking without regrets. But a range hood may also be the centerpiece of your kitchen.

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.

Designer kitchen appliances blend style and performance

Designer kitchen appliances blend style and performance

The new Nate Berkus-inspired line of LG Studio appliances includes a counter-depth refrigerator, gas and electric slide-in ranges and an over-the-range microwave.

 Whole house ventilation system meets new building codes (video)

Whole house ventilation system meets new building codes (video)

As more building codes call for whole house ventilation, a new fan system makes it easier to create supply or balanced ventilation system in a single or multifamily home.

Luxury downdraft range hood delivers indoor air quality

Luxury downdraft range hood delivers indoor air quality

When it comes to kitchens, experts say that form should follow function.

How do I choose the right range hood?

How do I choose the right range hood?

There are three things people are most concerned about when choosing a range hood. In no particular order, the main factors are noise, smoke and odor removal, and energy efficiency.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

Quiet cooking tips with BEST range hoods

Quiet cooking tips with BEST range hoods

In most houses, the kitchen is the main gathering place. While it may get noisy in there, the range hood shouldn't be the main source of sound.

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