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  • How Energy Star Almost Cut Window Availability in Half

    Heightened U-factor and SHGC requirements in a region encompassing nearly half the country had the window industry worried that Energy Star products would become too expensive to build with. Important discussions helped address those concerns.

  • Addictive New Facebook Game Promotes Energy Efficiency

    Power House, a new Facebook game, effectively promotes lowering utility use so effectively that users demonstrate increased energy-efficient behavior immediately after playing the game.

  • Do You Understand Home Performance?

    In this video segment from the 2014 Remodeling Show | Deck Expo | JLC Live (R|D|J), Jeremy O'Brien breaks down building science principles that provide homeowners knowledge to decipher what goes on in the home, and allow professionals to guide customers in achieving the comfort they seek.

  • Task-Oriented Tables for Collaborative Workspaces

    Architect products editor Hallie Busta showcases five chic and modern surfaces that allow a seamless shift between group work and solo tasks in the office.

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  • Healthy Home Perception by Year Built and US Region

    A homeowner's perception of the overall health of their home varies by region and year built, according to the 2014 Houzz Healthy Home Study. The study asked respondents to rate the overall health of their home based on a number of factors impacting health and well-being, which found that the...

  • Italian Architects Design a Sustainable Desert City

    Italian firm Luca Curci Architects has a new design for sustainable living in the harsh heat of the Middle East.

  • AIA Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness About Architecture

    The American Institute of Architects launched a video today as part of its new "I Look Up" campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about architecture. The video features architects from around the country, including Mona Zellers, Assoc. AIA, of Seattle-based LMN Architects.

  • How To: Highly Efficient Holiday Decorating

    The average home coated in incandescent outdoor holiday lights doubles electricity use, but thanks to LEDs and other technology, festive families have plenty of options to recreate the famous Christmas Vacation home without the high power use. Here are four ways to Clark Griswold your home without...