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  • Green Remodeling Case Studies

    Case studies from Wisconsin and California showcase the many ways eco-friendly products and processes can make all the difference in existing homes

  • Improved High-Efficiency Showerheads Make The Most of Lower Flows

    Justin Wilson has been specifying ultra-low-flow showerheads for more than three years. But his biggest surprise when comparing water-efficient fixtures to typical builder-grade showerheads is that there is no surprise at all.

  • Hardwood Flooring's Green Message Grows on Pros and Consumers

    As recently as a year ago, Epcon Communities was not specifying hardwood flooring in its home market of Columbus, Ohio. The builder of slab-on-grade, ranch condominiums in the $180,000 to $250,000 price range installed carpet and vinyl surfaces in its homes, says Craig Thomas, vice president of...

  • Expanding Choices for High-Performance Window Glazings

    The decision to specify energy-efficient windows in your new homes or remodeling projects is a relative no-brainer; in fact, they’ve long since passed mainstream status given energy codes, local requirements, and buyers’ awareness and demand for more efficient products. Energy Star–rated windows...