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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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Aging in place

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

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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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Framing options

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You have energy efficient and sustainable options when it comes to framing your new home.

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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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Choosing energy-smart products

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When building your new home, don't forget about the importance of energy-conserving products like furnaces, air conditioners and appliances.

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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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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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