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The Passive House Build: Getting the Mechanicals Right The Passive House Build: Getting the Mechanicals Right Online Membership Required

A carefully designed mechanical system rounds out this house’s heating and cooling load

Bad Ducts = Bad Air
Bad Ducts = Bad AirOnline Membership Required

Higher energy bills and lower comfort levels aren’t the worst effects of faulty ducts

Building Science for the Rest of Us
Building Science for the Rest of Us

7 basic principles to make homes safe, durable, and energy efficient

Deep in the Heat of Texas
Deep in the Heat of TexasOnline Membership Required

Insulation, air-sealing, and efficient mechanicals keep this house comfortable in the hot, humid weather

Green Building for Beginners
Green Building for Beginners

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

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