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Cool Roofing Choices Expand

Government rebates, savings, and pursuit of LEED points are making cool roofs a popular and affordable option with homeowners, builders, and architects. Building material manufacturers and suppliers are proving more than happy to meet the demand. More

Top Trends for Green, High-Performance Homes
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Top Trends for Green, High-Performance Homes

Watch out, dealers: Big builders are rapidly making green, high-peformance homes... More

Exterior Insulation: Thinking Outside the Box
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Exterior Insulation: Thinking Outside the Box

In typical construction, insulation is concentrated in the wall cavities. But... More

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Windows Wanted: Cash Reward

Larger sizes, darker colors, energy efficiency, and durability shape the future of fenestration. More

Build it Right
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Build it Right

With the new standards for the federal Energy Star Qualified Homes program issued... More

Rising Star
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Rising Star

Like a spaceship rocketing into the heavens, the Energy Star for Homes program is... More

Natural Pick
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Natural Pick

Concrete and clay tile roofing have long been favorites in the Sunbelt region for... More

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Home Star Bill Introduced in House

Several House members today introduced legislation creating Home Star, a measure designed to spur employment by giving tax credits for energy retrofits of homes. More

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Home Star Energy Retrofit Bill Introduced

Senate Finance Committee Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and a pair of bipartisan co-sponsors have introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, legislation to create jobs by providing up to $6 billion worth of tax rebates for the installation of energy-efficient products. More

New House on the Block
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New House on the Block

A glut of excess housing and no significant rise in existing home sales have made... More

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