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Barn Raising: Where LEED Platinum and History Meet

This remodeler's LEED Platinum, zero net energy office is also on the National Register of Historic Places ó a first. More

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Efficiency on a Budget: Cost-Effective Energy Makeover

Insulation, window upgrades, and solar panels lead the way for this condo homeowner's goal of an energy-efficient home. More

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Figure This: Tax Credits and Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

A statistical glimpse at incentives for investing in energy-efficient home improvements. More

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The ARRA and Insulation: Higher Standards, but More Training Needed

The ARRA's $1,500 tax credit can be applied, in theory, to a broad array of insulation and weatherization materials and methods that are primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain. More

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Buildersí Show Product Picks: Day One

Products from Whirlpool, Everpure, Icynene, James Hardie, Vantage, and Nana Wall. More

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Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam insulation, dual-flush toilets, and the use of recycled materials. Scarlett, owner of Scarlett Custom Homes in Frisco, Texas, was one of seven builders who showcased Parade homes that feature key building techniques from the Green Built North Texas program. The new certification program, scheduled for rollout in early 2008, is a regional adaptation of NAHBís Model Green Home Building Guidelines and requires builders to implement a minimum of 38 components from six categories, ranging from energy and water efficiency to recycling and indoor air quality. More

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Near-Zero Tolerance

Small spaces loom large throughout this green Minneapolis whole-house remodel.... More

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Reader's Choice: Icynene Insulation System

Remodeler John DeCiantis learned about the Icynene Insulation System while attending a trade show several years ago. The system is applied by licensed Icynene dealers, who mix the two-part formula on site. More

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