In this video: 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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Roof and attic

Trusses in an attic

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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Air quality and ventilation in new homes

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New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.

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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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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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Aging in place

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

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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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Finding an energy-smart builder

New home under construction

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

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Geodesic domes

Geodesic dome home

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

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