Category Archives: Green Building Materials

Going Green: Energy Star Certified New Homes

By Ashley Steel Whatever your reason for going (or wanting to) green in your new home, you’ve likely heard of Energy Star, the longstanding Environmental Protection Agency-backed program helping individuals to protect the environment through energy-efficient products. In fact, it’s … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: Taking Action In Your Home

By Kristen May While we’re a big fan of energy efficiency year-round, October is National Energy Action Month — a nationwide effort aimed to promote energy awareness and encourage consumers to be responsible when it comes to energy consumption — … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Insulated

Buying a home is one of the biggest, most important investments you’ll ever make. Therefore it’s crucial that when you buy, you buy smart. Doing so can not only save you money in the here and now, but it can … Continue reading

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10 cool new products for your home from the International Builders Show.

Thousands of home builders from around the world traveled to Orlando for a look at the latest building products and appliances that will be available soon. Products that enable green living and sustainability were everywhere, along with those that make life … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Checking Your Credit Report Before Buying a Home

Great post from DoorFly.com on checking your Credit Report Before Buying a Home. Before you can really begin looking for a home to purchase, it is important to determine how much you will be able to borrow. This will prevent … Continue reading

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Survey: What Green Building Features Improve Resale Value?

The emergence of the ‘Green Home’ has big benefits for homebuyers, greatly reducing the energy consumed and the cost to heat and/or cool their homes. It’s often much more cost effective to implement energy saving features in newly-built homes than … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Windows a top pick for homebuilders.

Housingzone.com recently conducted a survey on the most important features homebuilders consider when specifying windows.  More and more homebuilders are recommending energy efficient or Low-E windows in their new homes. Energy efficiency ranked more important than price. Most home builders … Continue reading

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