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Stimulus Packages: Ways to Motivate and Inspire Your Employees -- on a Budget Stimulus Packages: Ways to Motivate and Inspire Your Employees -- on a Budget

In this roiling economy, business owners are looking for new ways to motivate staff that won't break, or even crack, the bank. Turns out praise and respect go a long way. Read more

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Certifiably Skilled: Certification After the Demise of Home Star Certifiably Skilled: Certification After the Demise of Home Star

Just how important is certification now that Home Star is gone? Many remodelers still see value in having their employees certified in home performance contracting. Read more

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Energy Stars: These Remodelers Made the Most of Various Grants and Programs for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Home Star may be gone, but all is not lost. There are still abundant options for remodelers who want to capitalize on home performance work. Read more

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Merit Award, Craftsmanship/Detail Under $25,000: The Fun in Functional

This articulated awning ó part of a whole-house remodel ó is a unique detail that is both distinctive and functional. Read more

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Merit Award, Green Remodeling Over $250,000: New Model Remodel

Creative design meets sustainable building in this LEED-Platinum whole-house remodel. Read more

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Building a Future: Effects of the Home Star Bill on Remodeling Building a Future: Effects of the Home Star Bill on Remodeling

Will passage of the Home Star Energy Retrofit bill put remodelers back to work or out of work? Read more

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Rewarding Work: Empowering Staff by Letting Them Set Their Own Goals Rewarding Work: Empowering Staff by Letting Them Set Their Own Goals

To really empower your staff, create an atmosphere in which team members feel comfortable setting their own goals and taking initiative. Read more

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Mid-Process Remodeling Events Draw Big Crowds Mid-Process Remodeling Events Draw Big Crowds

Meadowlark Builders and HartmanBaldwin Design/Build are at the forefront of remodeling tours that show what's "behind the drywall." Read more

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Merit Award, Green Remodeling: Forward Tradition

This award winner shows that green building principles can be successfully incorporated into a traditional-style home. Read more

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Geothermal Heat Pumps: Long History, Garnering Fresh Interest

Geothermal heating and cooling is becoming a real option for many U.S. homeowners, and the 2009 tax credits are added incentive to pursue this renewable-energy option. Read more

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