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What's Cool in Air Conditioning?
What's Cool in Air Conditioning?Online Membership Required

Understanding the technology behind today's systems improves your chances of installing the right one

Power House
Power HouseOnline Membership Required

21st-century technology and a classic look come together in a shingle-style house that produces more energy than it consumes

Is Your Heating System an Energy Beast?
Is Your Heating System an Energy Beast?Online Membership Required

Here’s how to spot the signs and boost the efficiency of your furnace, boiler, or heat pump

Exploiting the Elements of Passive Design
Exploiting the Elements of Passive DesignOnline Membership Required

This home uses five systems to reduce its environmental impact, lower its operating cost, and improve its connection to the land

Every House Needs an Energy Audit
Every House Needs an Energy AuditOnline Membership Required

Inspecting a house for inefficiencies is the first step toward optimized comfort and minimized utility costs

Should you switch heating fuels?
Should you switch heating fuels?

BuildingGreen.com has an interactive online calculator to make comparing fuel costs simple

Build It Green! 2008: A Heat Recovery/Exchange and Solar Hot-Water System
Video: Build It Green! 2008: A Heat Recovery/Exchange and Solar Hot-Water SystemOnline Membership Required

A forward-thinking homeowner invests in a highly efficient HVAC system that includes photovoltaics and a noncombustion furnace

Build It Green! 2008: A Rainwater-Harvesting and Filtration System
Video: Build It Green! 2008: A Rainwater-Harvesting and Filtration SystemOnline Membership Required

Requirements: 1 metal roof, 2500 gallons of rain, and the desire to save the planet

Tour the Kelley Green Home
Tour the Kelley Green HomeOnline Membership Required

Get an in-depth look at a near-zero energy house featuring recycled materials and solar-heating and rainwater-harvesting systems

Building Green Homes in the Pacific Northwest
Building Green Homes in the Pacific Northwest

Video tours and takeaways from Portland's Build It Green! 2008 event

Cheaper Hot Water
Cheaper Hot WaterOnline Membership Required

From wrapping your tank to tapping the sun: Six ways to put your water heater on an energy diet

Home-Energy Audits Save Homeowners Money
Video: Home-Energy Audits Save Homeowners Money

Blower-door tests improve efficiency and lower energy costs by finding where heated air escapes

Should You Replace an Old Boiler as Part of an Energy-Efficiency Upgrade?
Video: Should You Replace an Old Boiler as Part of an Energy-Efficiency Upgrade?

Before you assume that basement monster must go, watch this cost-benefit analysis from a professional home-energy auditor

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