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Structural insulated panels, also called SIPs, foam-core panels or stress-skin panels, are significantly more airtight than stud walls.

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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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Talk to your utilities

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Before you break ground on a new house, give your utility companies a call. They can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and construction delays.

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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

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

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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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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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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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Net Zero Community

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Check out a new neighborhood concept and see how one builder is changing the way homes are built with a goal to use zero energy.

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