Making a More Energy Efficient Home

Luckily, there are many different ways you can reduce your energy consumption to reduce the production of CO2 and do your bit for the environment.

New folding glass walls blur the line between indoor and outdoor living (video)

New folding window wall systems from NanaWall help bring homeowners to blend indoor and outdoor lifestyles.

Wedge house wins Architects Challenge Showdown vote

Wedge house wins Architects Challenge Showdown vote

The Quebec home also won Best of Show in May at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention.

Good windows are getting better

The requirements for windows in Zero Energy Ready Homes are being updated to reflect ongoing performance improvements.

New coating turns windows into solar panels

A transparent solar coating under development could turn any type of new window into a solar panel.

Home buyer preferences for green features remains steady

Home buyer preferences for green features remains steady

Home buyers continue to value certain type of green features in a home, and seem to be willing to pay more to reduce future utility bills. In NAHB’s latest home buyer preference survey, buyers gave high marks to some green...

9 home upgrades that pay you back

The April/May issue of AARP The Magazine discusses 9 home upgrades that increase the value of your home the most. Here's a look at the best places to invest in your home. If you're like many people 50 or older, your biggest asset may not be your 401(k) or IRA.

New design allows folding doors to stack flat (video)

Folding window walls are becoming a popular upgrade to many homes, but the folded windows can interfere with furnishings and traffic flow. To address the problem, NanaWall Systems introduced the industry-first FoldFlat® design, which allows glass wall panels to fold...

Survey says homeowners are looking for healthier homes

A majority of Americans say having a healthy home is important to them (98 percent), and define such a space as one that has a calming atmosphere (91 percent), is energy efficient (93 percent) and is filled with natural light...

Large sliding door now moves at the touch of a switch (video)

Large sliding doors are finding their way into more residential and commercial projects as people want a greater connection with the outdoors. Marvin Windows and Doors' Ultimate Multi-Slide door has been one of the products that has risen to meet...

New window film keeps comfort inside, regardless of the weather

New window film keeps comfort inside, regardless of the weather

More than 30 percent of all the heating and cooling energy used in homes and buildings in the US is due to heat lost or gained through windows.

New window film helps save on energy costs year-round

New window film helps save on energy costs year-round

Insulation is easy for walls and roofs of buildings, but what can been done about the windows?

Smart glass home wins green building award

Smart glass home wins green building award

To manage the power of the sun, the windows in the REHAU Montana home continuously adapt to lighting conditions.

New black vinyl windows are a cool solution with a hot color

New black vinyl windows are a cool solution with a hot color

Black window frames add dramatic accents to a variety of building styles, from modern light commercial structures to traditional homes

Prepare your windows for winter weather

Prepare your windows for winter weather

There are ways to ensure your home is fortified before the harsh winter elements make an appearance and problems start to surface.

Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Though total home energy use has grown, energy use per household is down about 10 percent, despite homes that are larger and contain more devices.

14 remodeling projects to increase the value of your home (Infographic)

14 remodeling projects to increase the value of your home (Infographic)

Homeowners want to know if all the money you're spending on remodeling will be a sunk cost or if you will end up increasing the value of your home.

 New honeycomb window blinds help cut heat loss

New honeycomb window blinds help cut heat loss

Window blinds with a double-layered honeycomb design helps block airflow through windows.

3 ways bare windows cost homeowners

3 ways bare windows cost homeowners

Bare windows can cost homeowners in unexpected ways, with problems that can lead to damage to belongings and bank balances.

Cradle to Cradle honors innovative sustainable products (video)

Cradle to Cradle honors innovative sustainable products (video)

Following a tradition of honoring pioneers in the circular economy, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awarded four organizations that have crafted regenerative and Cradle to Cradle-inspired product design.

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