Wood fired masonry heaters warm up home heating options

Wood fired masonry heaters warm up home heating options

The ancient technology of a masonry heater offers the most comfortable way of heating with wood.

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.

Intro to heat pump hot water systems

Intro to heat pump hot water systems

These pumps are able to extract energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank.

Your eco-friendly garage checklist

Your eco-friendly garage checklist

Did you know that a three-car garage is as big as the average American home in the 1950s?

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.

Slate appliance finishes inspire Hurricane Sandy rebuild

Slate appliance finishes inspire Hurricane Sandy rebuild

Although weather damage from natural disasters is devastating to a home, there can be beautiful renovations that come as a result.

New technology makes grey water reuse simple

New technology makes grey water reuse simple

Re-using greywater is the next frontier in battling drought and rising utility costs, and new technology makes it easier to adapt new or existing homes to use less water.

Where It Makes Sense To Use LED Bulbs In Your Home

Where It Makes Sense To Use LED Bulbs In Your Home

The price of LED bulbs is dropping, but they still cost about 10 times more on average than CFLs. Are the energy savings worth it?

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

How to boost your LEED score using decorative concrete

How to boost your LEED score using decorative concrete

Learn about five ways you can use decorative concrete to improve both the beauty and sustainability of your next building project

Top 10 haunted homes you can buy for Halloween

Top 10 haunted homes you can buy for Halloween

Everything from scary mansions to Dracula’s Castle to famous television show homes are on this year's Top Ten Haunted Homes for Sale list.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.

Grow Community blooms with solar power and intergenerational design

Grow Community blooms with solar power and intergenerational design

The 8-acre Grow Community is the largest planned solar community in Washington state, with ultra-efficient, net-zero energy homes, neighborhood gardens and green spaces, healthy transportation options and other sustainable features.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line.

Avoid whole home ventilation design mistakes

Avoid whole home ventilation design mistakes

Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilators (ERV) ensure equal amounts of stale and fresh air will be exchanged and optimal indoor air quality is achieved in the home. At the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building...

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