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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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FEATURES


Water Conservation: Proud Green Home of Louisville

Water is just as precious a resource as energy in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.

Green Home Energy Rater Reviews Proud Green Home of Louisville

If you want to be at the top of the green building programs, you have to do the best of everything.

Energy Star Home Delivers Lower Utility Bills

Despite moving into a larger home, their energy bills were lower than in their previous house.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

Flex House Highlights the Concept of Affordable Right-sized Living

Manifesting the concept of right-sized living, the Flex House is designed to help homeowners use exactly the amount of resources they need.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

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.

3 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

More than any other room in the house, bathrooms are resource hogs.

California Developer Strives to Go Beyond Tough Building Codes

With California codes forcing high performance and resource conservation into new homes, the developers must be creative in creating communities that attract buyers.

Check Out High Tech Plumbing Fixtures in Designer Showrooms

To help consumers and building professionals choose the right kitchen and bathroom product for homes, two plumbing fixture companies have opened new showrooms.

Beautify Your Home With 2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

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

4 Plumbing Tips That Will Help You Conserve More Water at Home

Many people are able to save hundreds of gallons of water every year with a few plumbing upgrades and lifestyle changes.

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.

Water Conservation is the Next Big Challenge for Home Builders

As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.


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.

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 WaterSense

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Upgrading to more efficient WaterSense labeled products can help us to save billions of gallons of water in the country every year.

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