Natural Insulation Products
Soft on the environment - and sometimes even soft to the touch - natural insulation products are filling a growing market niche. [continue reading]
The Carpet Industry Nudges Toward Green
Carpets play a critical role in making homes more comfortable by warming up cold floors and reducing sound transfer between floors. Without carpets, unheated concrete slabs and strutting around ... [continue reading]
The Concrete Facts
Q: What is autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)? Why have I only heard about it recently, when apparently it has been around for years? When should a builder such as myself decide to use this material? ... [continue reading]
Steel Framing: How Green?
Steel Framing: How Green? Q: Is the use of steel framing for residential construction turning into a trend that we must now take seriously? Isn't energy efficiency very tricky when using steel? ... [continue reading]
Dampers, Reclaimers, and Pumps--Oh My!
Next to space conditioning, water heating is the largest energy user in most homes. However, opportunities for savings aren't always obvious. [continue reading]
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