Reduced carbon emissions added benefit to water saving pump

Reduced carbon emissions added benefit to water saving pump

ACT D’MAND Kontrols Systems, a California-based manufacturer of their patented recirculating water pump for residential homes designed to reduce up to 10,000 gallons of water per year per home, saves much more than water according to the US Department of...

Kitchen remodeling on a budget: 7 tips for the WOW factor

Kitchen remodeling on a budget: 7 tips for the WOW factor

Every family should have a kitchen that is not only functional but beautiful and filled with warmth.

Winter home ventilation considerations for cold climates

Winter home ventilation considerations for cold climates

With the cold temperatures of winter descending upon most areas of the United States, there is a desire to keep as much heat as possible in the home. Ventilation systems can sometimes make it difficult to retain the heat in the home.

Protect your home with impact resistant glass

Protect your home with impact resistant glass

When factoring environmental risks into home purchasing and home building, protecting the building envelope is a top priority. Keeping what’s inside safe is integral.

Why you should upgrade to an energy-efficient forced-air furnace

Why you should upgrade to an energy-efficient forced-air furnace

If the Holy Grail of furnace manufacturers is to wring every last BTU of heat out of the fuel that feeds the products they make, they are pretty close.

Tips to make the best use of your range hood

Tips to make the best use of your range hood

Do you know why it's important to use the range hood if you have one, and why it's important to have one that's properly sized and installed?

How 2015 Reveals Sustainable Products Are a Must-Have for Future Builders

How 2015 Reveals Sustainable Products Are a Must-Have for Future Builders

Admittedly, 2015 wasn’t too shabby. In fact, it was quite the opposite — 2015 saw an enormous boost of structure, at least where sustainable building is concerned.

Resiliency – rebounding after calamity strikes

Resiliency – rebounding after calamity strikes

Resiliency shows up in the spirit of a community when misfortune, or even disaster, strikes.

Designing better buildings with LEED, Passive House and Pretty Good Houses

Designing better buildings with LEED, Passive House and Pretty Good Houses

There are many green building guidelines, programs, standards and certifications available in the US and Canada. The best green building approaches cover many elements of the building such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, responsible site management and improved indoor air quality.

Steamy bathroom mirrors mean poor ventilation

Steamy bathroom mirrors mean poor ventilation

After a long, hot shower, it's no surprise to step out into a steamy bathroom and see a mirror clouded with condensation. But that foggy bathroom mirror is a sign of a bigger issue: poor indoor air quality due to an old or outdated ventilation fan.

S.O.S.-Save Our Septic® Volume 16: One Simple Solution

S.O.S.-Save Our Septic® Volume 16: One Simple Solution

Dairy farmers want a disinfection alternative that is readily available, low-maintenance, effective, and safe for cows.

Growth of Greenbuild International Conference & Expo reflects global concern

Growth of Greenbuild International Conference & Expo reflects global concern

The recent Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, DC revealed dramatic growth in interest and awareness of sustainable initiatives relating to residential water and energy use.

Satisfied customer explains ease of installation and efficiency of radiant heating system

Satisfied customer explains ease of installation and efficiency of radiant heating system

After extensive research, a client selected a radiant heating system to replace their inefficient space heating system in their ski resort condo.

The four S's of windows and doors

The four S's of windows and doors

When choosing new replacement windows or doors, it is important to remember a few things: style, scale, shape and size. Please keep in mind that certain cities or neighborhoods may place restrictions on the types of replacement products you may use on your home.

Neutral cooking oils fight kitchen odors

Neutral cooking oils fight kitchen odors

Choosing the best cooking oil can make your cooking efforts shine. The oil should be neutral, not imparting any flavor or smell.

What is the difference between absolute humidity and relative humidity?

What is the difference between absolute humidity and relative humidity?

High and low levels of relative humidity within the home can have adverse effects for the occupants as well as the dwelling itself. Hygiene, health, retention of value, aesthetics and comfort are all areas which can be affected by a failure to maintain an optimal level of relative humidity.

5 green building materials for your home

5 green building materials for your home

You can limit a home’s environmental impact by using green building materials, which helps to reduce the home’s carbon footprint.

Homeowners monitor pump run-time with newly-patented LED button by ACT, Inc. D’MAND®

Homeowners monitor pump run-time with newly-patented LED button by ACT, Inc. D’MAND®

Designed to provide hot water within 5 seconds with the push of a LED lighted button, Structured Plumbing® saves tremendous amounts of water by rerouting ambient water and replacing it with “fresh” hot water within seconds.

Stop low humidity that can damage household items

Stop low humidity that can damage household items

If humidity levels are too low, household objects from wood furniture to artwork can be damaged over time as moisture is pulled from wood, paper and other porous materials.

Electro Plastics among Editor’s Choice Honorees at 2015 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Electro Plastics among Editor’s Choice Honorees at 2015 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Electro Plastics, Inc., dba STEP Warmfloor®, a US manufacturer of electric radiant underfloor heating, roof de-icing and snow melt systems headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri received a prestigious 2015 Greenbuild Choice Honoree Award at the annual Greenbuild International Conference &...

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