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Energy Efficiency

Choosing the Right Air Barrier Material for Your Project

TYPAR Weather Resistant products are ideal for increasing energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

RESNET Launches HERS H2O Rating for Water Efficiency

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) launched a new HERS rating program that evaluates a home’s water efficiency. On HorizonTV this week,…

Energy Efficiency

Homebuyers Split on Preferring Gas or Electric

When provided the choice between gas or electricity for air heating and cooling systems, cooking, and water heating, today’s homebuyers are fairly…

Energy Efficiency

The Debate for Energy’s Future: How Either Result Could Impact Homes

Energy’s future lies in two camps: those who support more localized, smaller systems and those who want widespread power lines carrying energy…

Energy Efficiency

Most Buyers Say They Want Energy-Efficient Windows

A survey of 3,247 recent and prospective homebuyers found a large majority of respondents see energy-efficient windows as a desirable or must-have…

Environmental

What to Know About Air Source Heat Pumps and Cold Climates

There are several different ways to go about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s become increasingly important to consider different…

Sustainability

Natural Gas: To Ban or Not to Ban?

States and cities are in a battle about whether natural gas should be banned in new homes and buildings. Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee,…

Solar

The Winning Homes in the Solar Decathlon Are …

See the winners of this year’s contest to build energy-efficient homes for extreme climates

Energy Efficiency

Solar Energy Solutions Continue to Gain Momentum

From community solar installations to a push in some municipalities for all-electric building codes, interest in solar keeps growing

High-Performance Homes

How to Get an Accurate Appraisal for Your High-Performance Homes

If your high-performance homes are appraised lower than contract prices, the National Association of Home Builders has some tips for you.…

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