Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

If your house is older than 20 years or so, it may be time to replace your windows. Sure, windows can last a lot longer and they may be a key part of a historic home's charm, but they could be costing you money and wasting energy. This white paper explores some of the options for selecting replacement windows for your home.

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Choose Green Certified Products for Your Home to Achieve High Performance and Comfort

Whether you're upgrading your current home or building a new one, it's wise to look for the labels - the green label that is. Various agencies and groups that study energy performance and environmental impact certify many home products. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, reviews some of the most popular green building product certifications.

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Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

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Five Ways to Improve Curb Appeal During Fall and Winter

As we approach the end of fall foliage in many parts of the country, the drab scenery associated with winter begins to set in. However, you don’t have to settle for that same dullness with your home’s exterior.

Energy efficiency and thermal performance for door glass

The front door can be the focal point of your home’s exterior. However, it can also become the focal point of your energy bill if it is responsible for too much heat loss or gain.

Time for the first blower door test!

I can’t believe that it’s already time for our first blower door test. It feels like yesterday that I was walking around on a piece of raw land and problem-solving with my wife over what we wanted our new home to look like. Now here we are - the lion’s share of construction has been completed and I’ve shifted my focus to the interior.

Add more sunlight to your home for a boost in energy savings

Solar panels aren’t the only vehicle to leverage the power of the sun to reduce energy costs in your home. Household items as simple as your doors and windows can also be used to help increase energy efficiency.

Secrets to Battling Humidity in Historic Homes

The same preservation efforts that historical site directors employ can be mirrored by the average homeowner.

Renovated Tenement Features Window Walls

The architects wanted to create a new relationship between interior and exterior in a conventional seven-story building.

First Net-Zero Condos Slated for Ithaca NY

Combining cutting edge green technology with a walkable location, a car-free or car-light lifestyle is easily attainable.

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

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

Historically-proven designs for modern homeowners

The architectural style of your home is what gives it character. Fortunately for today’s homeowner, there are many styles that have stood the test of time and remain popular among those with an eye for good design.

Thermochromic Smart Windows Improve Circadian Rhythms

With no need for programming, wiring or additional installation, the patented nanotechnology transitions in real-time.




Trends in entryway customization: minimalism

There is an increasing interest in minimalist styles among homeowners, and entryway and door designs are no exception.

Find your fit: door glass for any home

The entrance to your home is the perfect place to make a statement and express your personal style. You can dramatically up your curb appeal by simply adding or replacing your front door glass - it’s easy!

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates State-Of-The-Art Green Home

The home is a three-bedroom, 1400-square-foot center-entrance colonial.

Baby boomers and millennials have this in common when it comes to home customization

It’s easy to identify the differences between millennials and baby boomers in many ways, but it might be surprising to learn that there are also many similarities when it comes to these groups’ buying habits.

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Energy–efficient windows offer some of the most effective ways to make your home green. This research center provides news and information for eco-friendly window options, including high-performance glazing and coatings, and many products made of sustainable and recyclable materials.

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