Building a new home is an opportunity to create a home that reflects who you are. Rita and Leonard Tiedt wanted a home that had low costs to operate and was easy to maintain.
A modular or system-built home is constructed inside a factory and delivered to the job site in sections. Learn how energy efficiency is built in these homes.
Building your home with advanced framing uses less wood and allow for more insulation
Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.
This system is designed specifically to make basement space comfortable and livable
Energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building all play a part in living a sustainable lifestyle.
Learn more about building your home to ENERGY STAR standards, how it is certified and the savings you can expect.
When you're building a new house it's easy to forget about the energy efficient, but it is critical to the comfort and performance of the house.
Air sealing, new equipment, insulation are all things to consider when it's time to remodel. Find out where to start.
What do you really get when you buy an energy efficient house? Find out from a couple that have recently moved into their dream home.
Learn the benefits and advantages of this roofing material becoming more popular for Midwest applications
A dream house is a partnership between you and your builder. Learn the important things to look for and questions to ask when choosing an energy efficient builder.
Sunrooms bring light to dark spaces, and can also help with your heating bill
Beautiful, sustainable and with great thermal and acoustical insulating properties. See if cork flooring is right for your next project.
Check out a new concept in building construction that uses natural materials for new homes.
Attractive, energy-efficient flooring from sustainable sources
Take a tour of the systems including the insulation, heat recovery ventilator and more that make this house so energy efficient.
Building energy-efficiency into your new home
Green buildings and green building process team up for sustainability
With all the talk about building green, it's hard to know where to start. Check out the basics of green building.
Building supplies that are good for the earth and good for your family.
See a new home under construction using many green building techniques.
Have you every wondered how a house gets the ENERGY STAR label? We'll tag along on a HERS test to see what they are looking for.
Can an older home be restored economically and energy efficiently?
Save energy, and increase security around your home with a motion detecting light fixture
Using insulated concrete forms when you build can increase the energy efficiency of your home for a lifetime.
Tour the "before" kitchen of the Brink family and see what energy-efficiency upgrades they have planned.
Living in an energy efficient home has lots of benefits including increased comfort and reduced energy bills.
Sometimes old ideas can be new again. Log homes can be an energy efficient option for building a new home.
Building energy-efficiency in to your new home helps control moisture inside and out.
See an alternative construction product, Greenkrete, used in a new home.
If you thought paneling is old school, then you need to check out these panels. Structural insulated panels can be used to build a very tight and energy efficient house. Learn more about how panels work.
Learn about products that are available to help make your home greener, healthier and save you energy.
Learn some tips and techniques on making your existing home more sustainable and energy efficient.
Build or remodel, it's a decision lots of homeowners have to make. Learn about all the ways you can update and upgrade an existing house to be energy efficient.
Energy efficiency is a great way to start to be sustainable. Find out what you and your community can do to be more sustainable.
See the complete kitchen that features a new window, energy-efficient lighting, new appliances and side-wall insulation. It looks great and will help save energy.
Take a glimpse into the process of turning a century old barn into an energy-efficient home today.
Meet the lighting, insulation and window contractors working on this kitchen remodel.
A Trombe wall is a passive solar component which absorbs solar energy and releases it selectively towards the interior at night.