New honeycomb window blinds help cut heat loss

New honeycomb window blinds help cut heat loss

Window blinds with a double-layered honeycomb design helps block airflow through windows.

Geothermal heat pumps gaining ground on efficiency

Geothermal heat pumps gaining ground on efficiency

Homeowners and builders looking for ways to cut energy use can simply look down for an answer

Advanced thermostat offers air quality monitoring and smart phone controls

Advanced thermostat offers air quality monitoring and smart phone controls

Smart thermostats are taking a lead role in making homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and giving owners more control.

Top 10 household items impacted by humidity levels

Top 10 household items impacted by humidity levels

From antique furniture and photo albums to pianos and even wine, low humidity levels can wreak havoc on many of our prized possessions.

 Does your home have these top household airborne chemicals?

Does your home have these top household airborne chemicals?

Airborne chemicals from a range of household products—soaps, detergents, perfumes, cleaning supplies, and even building materials like paint and varnishes—can linger in the home.

Hot showers aren't the only cause of foggy bathroom mirrors

Hot showers aren't the only cause of foggy bathroom mirrors

Many homeowners don't realize that a foggy bathroom mirror is a sign of a bigger issue.

Marvin sliding door adds disappearing screen option (video)

Marvin sliding door adds disappearing screen option (video)

Blending indoor and outdoor living spaces is a fixture in today's homes.

Get inspired with 2016 paint color trends (photos)

Get inspired with 2016 paint color trends (photos)

20 brand-new captivating hues feature four designer palettes that bring impact and dimension to any living space.

New high performance row homes feature reduced electromagnetic exposure

New high performance row homes feature reduced electromagnetic exposure

A Seattle row home development features not only many high performance aspects but also reduced electromagnetic field exposure.

Custom modular homes claim 30% energy efficiency gains

Custom modular homes claim 30% energy efficiency gains

While keeping energy costs down, a quality factory-built, modular home also benefits the air quality in the home by reducing allergens and outside pollutants.

New ventilation fans make installation easier for building professionals (video)

New ventilation fans make installation easier for building professionals (video)

InVent Series ventilation fans feature FoldAway mounting ears and the EzDuct Connector, which allow for easy installation.

Study: homes with skylights use less energy

Study: homes with skylights use less energy

Homes with skylights experience lower energy costs, better indoor air quality and comfort.

A free smartphone app helps you beat air pollution

A free smartphone app helps you beat air pollution

Because air pollution levels can vary widely over the course of even a few hours, consumers could significantly decrease their environmental health risk by avoiding excessive exposure at peak times.

No more bad air days with mobile air sniffer

No more bad air days with mobile air sniffer

Homeowners and building operators can test the quality of the air using a mobile-enabled air quality sniffer.

 Choosing paint colors is now a snap

Choosing paint colors is now a snap

Consumers and professionals make confident and efficient paint color selections with ColorSnap, an integrated color selection system from Sherwin Williams.

Energy Star ventilation fan perfect for remodeling

Energy Star ventilation fan perfect for remodeling

Whether in new construction or a renovation taking place in a home or hotel, it's easier to install or replace a ventilation fan from below the ceiling.

How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

Home buyers want to feel they’re getting something special at good value, and sellers want the highest possible return on investment.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

New duct sealing technology cuts HVAC energy loss

New duct sealing technology cuts HVAC energy loss

A new aerosol technology can cut air loss from leaky ducts, improving HVAC efficiency and improving comfort in homes and buildings.

 Stop mold growth after a flood in your home

Stop mold growth after a flood in your home

With the recent flooding heavy rains, many property owners face the strong possibility of mold growth caused by the floodwaters and ensuing heat afterward.

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