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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




Homeowners Guide to Building Performance

Contains the most important information needed by consumers to save energy in the home. This highly illustrated booklet also provides solid advice for homeowners who plan to design and build a new home.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA




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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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.

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices .

Does Your Home Need an Energy Star Makeover? Use This Guide

A local expert in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR can help you uncover the potential of your home.

A Buying Guide to Fireplace Inserts

Unfortunately, most fires in traditional masonry fireplaces are long on atmosphere but short on energy efficiency.

New App Empowers DIY Enthusiasts to Tackle Home Improvement Projects

Lots of people are looking for from trustworthy advice to undertake home projects on their own.

2017 Home Design Color Forecast Reveals Paint Trends

Paint is more than just a color; it is a method of communication.

AHR innovation awards announced

The annual competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

Historic house gets energy efficiency boost with window film

While many historic homeowners would like to opt for new energy efficient upgrades, it's often out of the question without compromising the structure or historical significance of the site.

High tech pipes improve water use efficiency

For builders who want to get the most out of a plumbing system, the choice of piping material has a long-term impact on the project.


Reclaimed Red Pine Reshaped for Floors and Woodwork (video)

After 124 years in this factory, these timbers and planks will begin a new life.

Get great painting ideas from room makeover contest winners (video)

When it comes to home décor, one of the easiest ways to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint.

Veterans housing gets solar water heater system

The Six received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its many sustainable features, including a 16-collector solar hot water system.

Would you make a sandwich on your toilet seat? It may be cleaner than your kitchen

Our homes can be riddled with hidden germs, leading to illnesses and lots of discomfort.

14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

What are good remodeling and home improvement ideas and which should you avoid when you want to increase the resale value of your house?

Paradise Found named 2016 Color of the Year

The serious, aloe green was inspired by consumers’ search for security, protection, privacy and resilience in an uncertain world.

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