Other stories by Evelyn%20Royer

  • Harnessing the Wind

    Tax credits and utility incentives push residential wind turbines closer to the mainstream.

  • Heat-Blocking Window Film From Solar Gard

    Solar Gard. Blocking up to 79% of solar heat, this residential window film helps save energy costs, stabilize interior temperature, and reduce glare, according to the manufacturer. The film, which comes in varying tints from clear to dark, also blocks UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It...

  • Green Products From the 2011 International Builders' Show

    Water-efficient faucets, insulated framing, and an alternative-energy-friendly generator are among the sustainably minded products from this year's show.

  • Builders’ Show Products, Day 3

    11 new products, including a residential vehicle-charging station, an inside-outside fireplace, and a hidden deck-fastening system.

  • Builders’ Show Products, Day 2

    9 new products, including tankless water heaters, off-grid backup generators, and lightweight fireplace surrounds.

  • Builders’ Show Products, Day 1

    10 new products, including squeak-eliminating subfloor fasteners, eco-friendly insulation, and a glass block egress window.

  • 2011 Builders' Show Preview

    12 green products from the residential construction industry’s largest event.

  • Recycled-Content Tile From Trikeenan

    Trikeenan. Reclamation Tile is a ceramic product made from 20% recycled clay and 100% post-industrial glaze waste from a factory that reclaims all glaze leftovers, the company says. Available in 16 sizes, the tile comes in 3-inch-by-3-inch to 9-inch-by-12-inch sizes, 6-inch hexagons, and the...

  • Solar-Powered Jobsite Generator From Mobile Solar Systems

    Mobile Solar Systems. MS 100 solar-powered jobsite generators range from 9 kWh to 18 kWh of battery storage capacity, 0.95 kWh to 4.68 kWh production per day, and 1.1 kW to 3.5 kW of output power. The Wells Cargo trailers can be towed behind most four- or six-cylinder vehicles, and the products...

  • Tips for Creating the Not So Big House

    Architect Sarah Susanka advocates for “rightsizing” the American home.