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

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Finding an energy-smart builder

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Green home construction

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More builders are offering sustainable choices in new home construction. Find out what's available and how it impacts the earth and the bottom line.

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Trombe wall

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Using the sun's stored energy to heat your home reduces your conventional energy consumption.

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Building an energy-smart house

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Hear from real homeowners and builders who made energy efficiency a priority.

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Geodesic domes

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A geodesic design uses interconnected triangles to create a strong, environmentally friendly structure.

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Decoding building requirements

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Learn about some of the changes for new homes built today. An expert highlights some of the things to consider when building a new home.

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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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Historic preservation

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A preservation expert shares how to restore an older home economically and energy efficiently.

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