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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




DC Current Applications Emerging in an AC Environment as Renewable Energies Grow

Most of us don’t realize that the majority of our energy-efficient equipment we use daily in our homes and businesses runs on direct current. But, the power coming in to our buildings is alternating current. This conversion results in lost energy. A solution to prevent this amount of lost energy is achieved by integrating dedicated DC systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




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


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How to Sustainably Remodel Your Home

By choosing to remodel, you have already made a green choice.

12 Steps to Save Energy and Money in Your Home (Infographic)

Going green can do good for more than just the planet, it’s also good for our wallets.

Make Every Day Earth Day: Take the LED Pledge

It’s a simple purchase you can make for $5 or less that’ll pay big dividends for the environment.

2017 Landscaping Trends: Make a Statement with a New Front Yard

When cultivating curb appeal, it’s all about the plants.

Beautify Your Home With 2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

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

Leaky Outdoor Faucets Are History (Video)

The House Hydrants are touted as the reinvention of the outdoor tap.

Water Damaged Stucco Homes Saved With House Wrap

Improper sill flashing and reverse through-flashing on window openings contributed to severe moisture management issues in a series of stucco homes.

2017 Shingle Color of the Year Reflects Home Color Trends

While a home’s roof typically represents 40% of the home’s exterior, homeowners often miss an opportunity to integrate the roof as part of a color-coordinated exterior.

Tackle Home Sealing Projects with New Spray Foam

The solution expands to take the shape of gaps and cracks forming a long-lasting, airtight and water-resistant bond to most building materials.

Smart Home Devices Struggle to Go Mainstream (Infographic)

PwC says the internet of things (IoT) is set to transform—and disrupt—the way we live.

How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

As with any appliance, water heaters need regular maintenance to keep them operating at peak efficiency and to help them last as long as possible.

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.

Why Punxsutawney Phil Doesn't Worry About Seeing His Shadow

If Phil sees his shadow, then you might want to join him in reducing glare and achieve savings on your energy bills by incorporating window film into your home.

New Ply Gem Architectural Toolbox Makes it Easier to Create Tailor-Made Designs

The concept of ‘live-work-play’ mixed-use developments is on the rise, with increased demand for walkable urban neighborhoods.

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.

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