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EPA to Propose Tougher Rules for Woodstoves

EPA to propose tougher air pollution standards for home heating woodstoves. More

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Leaky Ducts

Air escaping from a home's HVAC system can lead to increased energy costs. Here's the fix. More

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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

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Code Challenge

When the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) takes effect in January, it will raise the energy bar more than any previous code, with a targeted 15% jump in the energy efficiency of new homes vs. the 2009 code and a 28% improvement over 2006. Getting over that hurdle will challenge builders and inspectors. More

Rising Star
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Rising Star

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

Build It Right: Insulating Crawl Spaces
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Build It Right: Insulating Crawl Spaces

Most crawl spaces have foundation vents to prevent buildup of excess moisture. But... More

Green Goods: Countdown to Quality
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Green Goods: Countdown to Quality

Even so, we need to get away from the idea that a green home is just about the... More

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Running Green: HVAC

Ask for a tour of BigHorn Materials in Silverthorne, Colo., and you're likely to start in the boiler room. Or rather, it's the boilers room, for this space features four natural-gas-fired units configured to switch on only as needed. More

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