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




Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Historic Literary Home Gets Geothermal Upgrade

Historic buildings are ideally suited for geothermal heating and cooling where noise and aesthetics are a major concern.

How to Fix A Flooded Home

Many storm damaged homes can be made livable again.

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

Although appearing somewhat monumental when first encountered, the residence is actually of a quite intimate scale.

Minimize A Home's Carbon Footprint with Recycled Wood Doors

In 2007, 1.3 million tons of wood were reclaimed and repurposed for other uses.

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

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

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

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

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

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.

2018 Color and Design Trends that Reflect Life's Celebrations

Each of the palettes explores the cultural dynamics that drive the trends, along with the colors and textures that bring it to life.

Remodeling Survey: Hawaii Leads Nation in Home Renovation Plans

The GetHearth.com Home Renovation Survey recently ranked the U.S. states with the most home renovations planned for the upcoming year.

Remodeling Secret: Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell for More than Expected

A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money.

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.

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