The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Setting a budget, proper planning are key

Kitchen Makeover: start under the sink

Kitchen Makeover: start under the sink

The kitchen is the most used and impressive home amenity.  Whenever guests show up, or even just your immediate family getting together, it seems like the place to congregate is the kitchen.

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.

Building green? Don't compromise your home's style

Building green? Don't compromise your home's style

The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Transforming the yard into more living space makes it a prime destination for the next garden party or backyard barbecue.

Video | Choose remodeling projects that pay off for your home

Video | Choose remodeling projects that pay off for your home

It’s easy for people to overlook some of the improvements that can help optimize their remodeling investment.

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.

Video | Oceanside luxury home uses composite roofing to battle corrosion

Video | Oceanside luxury home uses composite roofing to battle corrosion

Outside of the ocean view, the roof could be the next most valuable item a buyer considers on this home.

Survey: Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

Survey: Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

The majority of homeowners prioritize storage over all other functions of their kitchen.

Stone Plank Mimics Vintage Barn Wood | Video

Stone Plank Mimics Vintage Barn Wood | Video

Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.

Report: Heat Pumps Ready for Adoption in the Northeast

Report: Heat Pumps Ready for Adoption in the Northeast

Many of the lessons from the Northeast are relevant to developing the heat pump market in other regions as well.

Historic Home Renovation Retains Authenticity with Modern Materials

Historic Home Renovation Retains Authenticity with Modern Materials

The homeowners wanted to update and upgrade their 6,000-square-foot home while still preserving the historic nature of the property.

Federal Budget Deal Reinstates Green Home Tax Credits

Federal Budget Deal Reinstates Green Home Tax Credits

The big winners include the geothermal heat pump industry and energy upgrade contractors.

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

Research suggest that installing PV on new housing developments could enable residential PV installation savings of 61 percent relative to the Q1 2017 benchmark system price.

1890s Tiny House Transformed into LEED Resource Center

1890s Tiny House Transformed into LEED Resource Center

After being moved three times, this historic home now serves as a community resource center for historic preservation.

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

Countertops, in particular, are having a real moment today as homeowners focus on decluttering surfaces for a sleek and tidy kitchen post-renovation.

LG Launches Appliance Division for Builders

LG Launches Appliance Division for Builders

The division will provide appliances for every type of home, including different styles, functions, budget, and life-stage.

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.

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