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Aging in place

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Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.

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Structural insulated panels

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Structural insulated panels, also called SIPs, foam-core panels or stress-skin panels, are significantly more airtight than stud walls.

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Energy efficient kitchen remodel

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This kitchen remodel features a new window, energy-efficient lighting, new appliances and side-wall insulation.

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New home comfort issues

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Our four-part series explores how to handle comfort issues in a new home.

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Modular homes

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Modular homes are built in a factory under controlled conditions, then shipped to the homesite and placed on a permanent foundation.

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Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that provides simple, sturdy homes. Learn how energy efficiency is a key factor in building these homes.

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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

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A century-old barn gets the ultimate makeover - with lots of energy-smart technology.

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Roof and attic

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Your roof and attic play the most crucial role in your home's energy efficiency system, reducing your energy costs during the winter and summer.

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Finding an energy-smart builder

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An energy-smart builder will help you make the right choices for your family and lifestyle.

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