Induction cooktop takes the heat out of the kitchen

Induction cooktop takes the heat out of the kitchen

A cooktop can expand to the entire countertop with a new induction surface.

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.

Rainwater harvesting tops 2016 landscape architecture trends

Rainwater harvesting tops 2016 landscape architecture trends

Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Mini splits handle low temperatures with efficiency

Mini splits handle low temperatures with efficiency

One of the marks against heat pumps in the past was the loss of efficiency at lower temperatures.

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Choosing the right ERV or HRV for a building project doesn't have to be complicated.

Mini splits tackle tough HVAC problems

Mini splits tackle tough HVAC problems

Ductless mini splits are playing a larger role in the HVAC market through their efficiency and flexibility.

Water filters beat bottled water and pitcher filters for healthy living

Water filters beat bottled water and pitcher filters for healthy living

Municipal authorities are fighting a losing battle as more and more chemicals and pollutants wind up in drinking water every year.

IBS video:  Innovative products revolutionze waste water treatment

IBS video: Innovative products revolutionze waste water treatment

Clean water is more in demand than ever, and fortunately there are some easy-to-use technologies that make managing water easier.

IBS video: Water shortages driving growth of treatment options

IBS video: Water shortages driving growth of treatment options

As the shortage of clean water continues, the drive to be able to reuse water is leading to innovations in the market.

Geothermal gains ground in residential construction

Geothermal gains ground in residential construction

Enthusiasm for geothermal heating and cooling is gaining ground among builders, contractors and homebuyers alike.

Manufacturer support is the key to geothermal success for contractors

Manufacturer support is the key to geothermal success for contractors

Designing and installing a geothermal system requires a new set of skills from HVAC contractors.

Colgate Super Bowl ad focuses on saving water instead of pushing toothpaste (video)

Colgate Super Bowl ad focuses on saving water instead of pushing toothpaste (video)

Everyone can take small steps to reduce water use, usually with only a few small changes to daily habits.

New American Home features whole-home water filtration solutions

New American Home features whole-home water filtration solutions

The National Association of Home Builders’ 2016 New American Home features a whole-home water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems.

Undercounter water filters are a better alternative to bottled water

Undercounter water filters are a better alternative to bottled water

The bottled water trend costs people money, and doesn't deliver better water.

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

Breathe easier with new central vacuum technology

Breathe easier with new central vacuum technology

New technology makes central vacuum cleaners an even more powerful tool in the fight for indoor air quality.

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

At the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, building product manufacturers will display the latest and best products that are an integral part of today's high performance home.

Multifamily development includes Seattle's first net energy positive home

Multifamily development includes Seattle's first net energy positive home

The last home has sold in the New Rainier Vista development, which includes Passive House-certified units as well as one that produces more energy than it uses.

Countdown: Top 10 News Articles of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 News Articles of 2015

The trend for high performance homes continues to gain momentum, and our top news stories reflect your interest in creating a more comfortable, healthy and efficient home.

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