Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

LED bulbs break $5 barrier in socket wars

LED bulbs break $5 barrier in socket wars

Leave the lights on and you could still save money – if you have the new $5 LED bulb.

Top 6 questions you should ask before buying a green home

Top 6 questions you should ask before buying a green home

Buying a green home can be more complicated, so here are some questions you should ask to make the transaction go smoothly.

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.

  10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

This winter has been one of the harshest on record, and for many communities, the first day of spring didn't bring much relief.

Guidance coming for HVAC in high performance homes

Guidance coming for HVAC in high performance homes

As more energy efficient homes are built, HVAC contractors need guidance in specifying the right system for the home.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

 Family is thrilled with exterior makeover final reveal

Family is thrilled with exterior makeover final reveal

Check in on the winners of the CertainTeed 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest, who won a $75,000 exterior transformation of their home.

Pilot program takes energy efficient homes to the next level

Pilot program takes energy efficient homes to the next level

An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.

Do you make these mistakes that drive home-energy bills through the roof?

Small problems can add up to big energy bills if you don't take care of them right away.

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.

Minor home improvements pay off in higher home values

Minor home improvements pay off in higher home values

For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.

Enter to win the $100,000 CertainTeed home makeover contest

Enter to win the $100,000 CertainTeed home makeover contest

Now accepting video entries, the hugely popular annual Living Spaces Home Makeover Contest encourages homeowners to creatively showcase their wish lists for a dream house exterior redesign.

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.

Save money and energy with new Energy Star tool

Save money and energy with new Energy Star tool

The Energy Star Home Advisor tool will recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects to save energy and money.

Green building market trends for 2015

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

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

 Avoid water leaks with new tools to detect and shut off broken pipes

Avoid water leaks with new tools to detect and shut off broken pipes

Pipes seem to break at the worst possible time, when no one is home, usually during the winter when freezing temps strain plumbing systems.

Top five plumbing news stories of 2014

Top five plumbing news stories of 2014

From the toilets at Sochi to former Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-plumber sentiment, it’s safe to say the year was “flush” with interesting toilet talk.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

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