Euro-style windows gain Passive House certification

Euro-style windows gain Passive House certification

One of the key features in a Passive House design is the high-performance windows. But Not just any old windows will do.

Interior window lightshelves harvest daylight and block heat

Interior window lightshelves harvest daylight and block heat

For a room filled with natural light, fabric lightshelves overcomes the shortcomings associated with conventional shades and provide energy savings, too.

 Fresh air skylights more affordable with rebates and tax breaks

Fresh air skylights more affordable with rebates and tax breaks

Fresh air skylights that use solar-powered motors to open and close can help save money and let the sun shine in your home. VELUX America has launched a cash rebate offer to consumers to make its top-of-the-line venting fresh air...

Tax credits for home energy upgrades in force for 2014

Tax credits for home energy upgrades in force for 2014

Qualified U.S. homeowners can take advantage of tax incentives for adding energy efficient features to their homes in 2014. The good folks at RESNet offer a good overview of the federal tax incentives available for the 2014 tax season.

Weatherizing every U.S. home could save  $33 billion in energy costs

Weatherizing every U.S. home could save $33 billion in energy costs

Building code leaders have called for weatherization programs to reduce energy consumption and make homes safer.

Hurricane season 2014: are your windows ready?

Hurricane season 2014: are your windows ready?

Although the 2014 hurricane season forecast from the experts at Colorado State University predicts a slower season than normal, it’s smart to prepare your home for severe weather. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. All it takes...

NAHB: popular features improve the performance of your home

NAHB: popular features improve the performance of your home

To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the survey results which highlight the most common building features that home owners are using to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. According to a new National Association...

Add curb appeal and value during National Home Improvement Month

Add curb appeal and value during National Home Improvement Month

During National Home Improvement Month in May, professional contractor Mark Clement offers tips to upgrade a home's curb appeal, which will increase the value of a house and make a positive impact on visitors. "According to Remodeling magazine's 2014 Cost...

Vinyl windows boost home performance and cut maintenance

Vinyl windows boost home performance and cut maintenance

When it comes to making a decision on the type of replacement window to select for the home, there are a multitude of options to consider. From glass packages to window styles, the choices can seem daunting. However, according to...

How can you choose energy efficient windows for your home?

How can you choose energy efficient windows for your home?

If you’re considering a window replacement project for your home or building a new home, it’s important to know what window styles you prefer. When people refer to a "style" of window, they generally mean a description for the kind...

To find energy efficient windows, be a label reader

To find energy efficient windows, be a label reader

If you’re considering the purchase of new or replacement windows for your home, then you need to know about several important organizations, their certification programs and why they’re important to your window selection. There are hundreds of local, regional and...

Choose the best window operating type for your home

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter.

Take control of your home's air quality with smart window walls systems

Take control of your home's air quality with smart window walls systems

Now your glass wall system can tell you when it's time to let in some fresh air. NanaWall Systems, maker of opening glass wall systems, has launched the NanaWellness System, which continuously monitors indoor air quality in numerous dimensions. This...

Insulating glass delivers lightweight performance for energy-efficient windows

Insulating glass delivers lightweight performance for energy-efficient windows

Green home builders and homeowners can boost their home’s energy efficiency and comfort with windows that insulate like walls. Eastman's suspended film insulating glass windows, marketed at Heat Mirror technology, boosts the insulating power of a multi-pane windows without adding...

Go for energy savings in style with window treatment strategies

Energy savings and style go together with window treatments that help block air flow around windows. To help homeowners who are concerned with more than just style and are also concerned about value and energy savings, Hunter Douglas offered special...

Vinyl impact windows designed to weather the worst of Mother Nature

Vinyl impact windows designed to weather the worst of Mother Nature

High performance doors and windows are part of the growing emphasis on resilient building alongside energy efficiency. In a severe weather event windows can protect the home as well as provide security on a daily basis. To give homeowners and...

Net-zero home features high-performance windows

Net-zero home features high-performance windows

A high-performance home built in a historical neighborhood in Tucson meets its energy-efficiency goals with the help of high-performance windows. The VISION House Tucson, the latest in a collection of advanced, high performance, and sustainable homes from Green Builder Media....

Are high performance windows too expensive?

Are high performance windows too expensive?

Installing high-performance windows is a common way to boost energy efficiency. But are they worth the investment? Highly insulating triple-pane windows keep a house snug and cozy, but it takes two decades or more for the windows to pay off...

Prepare your home for snow and ice storms

As a large portion of the U.S. is blanketed with snow and freezing temperatures, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety offers severe winter weather guidance for home and business owners. Find out how you can reduce damage to...

Consider these tips for choosing the best exterior door for your home

Exterior doors are important, and they play a big role in everything from the security of a home to the value of a home. When choosing exterior doors, the right choice can save homeowners as much as 10 percent off...

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