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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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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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Choosing energy-smart products

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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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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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An insulated concrete form (ICF) system eliminates the cold drafts typical of wood-frame construction.

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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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