New Texas community will rely on geothermal for net-zero performance

A new mixed-use planned community in Austin, Texas, aims to have 7,500 homes built to net-zero standards.

Get ready for new water heater regulations

Get ready for new water heater regulations

Starting April 16, 2015, new regulations go into effect for residential water heaters that influence how they are manufactured and installed.

Stop drafts and save on home energy bills this winter

Stop drafts and save on home energy bills this winter

Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, cold drafts and wasted energy. Overlooked holes in the home can have the same effect

Is a smart thermostat right for your home?

Is a smart thermostat right for your home?

Homes are getting smarter these days, and one way to get plugged in is with a smart thermostat.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

Smart appliances with a conscience

Smart appliances with a conscience

As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.

Survey: remodelers gearing up for more work in 2015

Survey: remodelers gearing up for more work in 2015

A new survey shows home improvement contractors are optimistic about business in the coming year, with homeowners willing to spend more money.

Track energy use with new online tools

Track energy use with new online tools

Athletes track their performance to get better, so why not do the same thing for your home?

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.

 Do you know how healthy your home is?

Do you know how healthy your home is?

While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.

Chicago boosts energy saving programs for apartment buildings

Apartment buildings in Chicago will be eligible for energy-efficiency improvements designed to save energy and cut costs for building owners and tenants.

Tiny house gets modern design flair

Tiny house gets modern design flair

Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, and a new line offers a modernist look and sustainable building practices.

Utility rate hikes make generating electricity at home a smart move

Utility rate hikes make generating electricity at home a smart move

Annual utility rate increases lead many homeowners to consider switching to a renewable source of energy.

Take a look at the benefits of spray foam insulation

Take a look at the benefits of spray foam insulation

For homeowners that are concerned about whether or not their home is energy efficient, a new infographic can help them make an educated choice.

Study: Metal roofs can last 60 years or more

Study: Metal roofs can last 60 years or more

New research findings conclude that certain metal roof systems can last at least 60 years, meaning they do not require replacement during a building’s service life.

Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

Anyone with beautiful, functional but perhaps drafty windows can have an economical sealing solution without having to replace them.

6 tips for overcoming high energy and propane prices

A frigid and snowy start to 2014 drove up the cost of propane as demand increased and the weather interrupted supply lines.

Are you ready for ice dam season?

Many homeowners think ice dams are a fact of life in a cold climate, but that's not the case.

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.

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