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19% of Respondents to Houzz Poll Call Their Homes Unhealthy19% of Respondents to Houzz Poll Call Their Homes Unhealthy

But uncertainty reigns regarding what's at fault, how to solve problems Read more

How Duct Leakage Steals Twice

Leaky air ducts in unconditioned places don't just steal from homeowners once, but twice. How? Leakage from supply ducts that run through unconditioned space results in a loss of conditioned air and also creates an imbalance in the house pressure. Read more

Tags: HVAC
An Old House Gets a New Thermomass Basement

Giving an old house new life can be an exciting project for many contractors, especially for those operating in historical areas. Here's how one contractor did that with a house in the Boston suburbs by installing a Thermomass basement. Read more

Identifying Poria Fungus

While renovating a home in New Jersey, a contractor found a fungus-like growth in the bathroom. Is it poria? According to one expert, a field test is easier and cheaper than a lab test to find out and if it is the house eating fungus, here's how to stop it. Read more

Tags: Bath
When the Problem Is Heat

Much like Northern homeowners wanted to keep the heat in and the cold out, those living in the arid Southwest part of the U.S. want to keep the heat out and the cold in. Here are some experts' advice on how to do that without breaking the budget. Read more

EPA Releases Flood-Resilience Tool

The agency's smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover from disaster. Read more

How to Do Everything

Want to brush up on your green building know-how? This collection of articles from GREEN BUILDING ADVISOR covers just about everything. Read more

Tiny Houses Big With U.S. Owners Seeking Economic Freedom

The tiny house trend appears to be picking up steam—especially among homeowners not interested in taking out a mortgage for a larger home. Here's why and how they've made it work for them. Read more

(In)stability in Special Trade Employment

Having trouble finding a good subcontractor? You're not alone as data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that nearly 1.4 million specialty trade (or subcontractor) employees left the industry from 2006 to 2011. Read more

Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors

Do you have clients looking for flooring that is durable and strong? Why not concrete? These six floors show just unique, beautiful, and colorful concrete floors can be. Read more

Tags: Flooring
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