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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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Aging in place

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

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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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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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Energy rater and performance consultant

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An energy rater can help make your new home more energy-efficient through every stage of the construction process.

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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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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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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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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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