Ask the Expert: What should homeowners do to prepare their homes for cold weather?

Ask the Expert: What should homeowners do to prepare their homes for cold weather?

Summer is the best time to work on projects to prepare your home for winter weather. With that in mind, we turned to one of our experts at ProudGreenHome to give homeowners advice:       Ted Clifton, founder of Zero-Energy Plans LLC, and CVH Inc:   Water is the number one destroyer of homes.

9 Home winterization projects to do right now

9 Home winterization projects to do right now

Take advantage of warm summer weather to do projects to winterize your home for the months ahead.

Passive house opens to educate public

Passive house opens to educate public

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History opens a passive house exhibit to the public, showing how a home can operate without a furnace.

Economical green upgrades for your home

Economical green upgrades for your home

Going green can be taken one step at a time for savings on monthly energy bills, while doing your part to help the environment by reducing energy use.

Energy efficient renovations

Energy efficient renovations

Owning a 1920's Craftsman Four Square, my energy bills had been taking me to the bank. Literally.

Ask the Expert: Tips for reducing summer utility bills

Ask the Expert: Tips for reducing summer utility bills

ProudGreenHome: How do I reduce summer utility bills? Luis Imery: Well, summer is here and the nice spring weather that you had for cooling your homes with natural ventilation is gone. Now the HVAC system in your home is kicking in to keep it comfortable.

Home energy improvement contest gears up in Cincinnati

Home energy improvement contest gears up in Cincinnati

New Green Your Home contest aims to create energy efficiency among homeowners in Cincinnati.

Ten tips to cut back on summer energy bills

Ten tips to cut back on summer energy bills

Save on utility bills with a few easy tips to make your house more energy efficient.

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

ProudGreenHome: What are easy ways to retrofit an existing home to include green features? Heather Ferrier: In my experience, when people consider a green remodel, they often start with a focus on energy-efficient upgrades. Their energy bills are often double...

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

Many people want to build a green home, but the prospect of building a new house is not always an option. There are many ways to remodel an existing home to make it more energy efficient.

NAHB Green: Target first-time homebuyers

NAHB Green: Target first-time homebuyers

NAHB Green: Rene Oehlerking talks about first-time homebuyers and their interest in green homes at the NAHB green conference in Salt Lake City.

Passive House design relies on energy-saving windows

Passive House design relies on energy-saving windows

The right windows make all the difference for a super-efficient Passive House.

Ace Hardware's home expert offers simple tips for making homes more energy efficient

Ace Hardware's home expert offers simple tips for making homes more energy efficient

Replacing worn-out windows with highly efficient replacements can dramatically cut home heating costs.

Green home products flourish at the International Builders’ Show

Green home products flourish at the International Builders’ Show

QMotion's motorized shades that cut solar heat were among the green products on display at IBS 2011.

6 window innovations that boost home energy efficiency

6 window innovations that boost home energy efficiency

High-tech window innovations shun the sun.

DOE, Efficient Window Collaborative offer assistance on replacement windows

DOE, Efficient Window Collaborative offer assistance on replacement windows

Homeowners flock to new windows to increase energy efficiency and qualify for a $1,500 tax credit.

It's going to take more education to

It's going to take more education to "fix the bad ones"

More important than building ultra-sustainable and highly-efficient homes is the mission to fix all of the bad houses that were built during the past 20 to 40 years.

It’s going to take more education to “fix the bad ones”

It’s going to take more education to “fix the bad ones”

It’s great to see so many homeowners and builders adopting green and sustainable building strategies in the homes they build or remodel. These newer houses, with super tight envelopes and off-the-charts HERS ratings, should go a long way toward helping to wean the U.S.

Houston Green Building Resource Center

Houston Green Building Resource Center

The Houston Green Building Resources Center hopes to show the general public how to learn about energy efficiency.

Why windows can be a pane

Why windows can be a pane

When setting out to design our homes, we face the interesting challenge of maximizing natural daylight as much as possible while controlling the heat and glare that is generated through that light. There is no arguing that natural daylight creates a more pleasant, comfortable and satisfying environment to live and work in.

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