Guide to Energy-Efficient Homes

Energy-Efficiency Essentials

25 Ways to Save
Cut home energy use and costs with these "next-step" strategies.

Energy-Smart Homes
Order this special issue from the editors of Fine Homebuilding to access expert advice on insulation, windows, hot water, heating, appliances and more
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Buyer's Guide to Insulation
Read a thorough review of R-values, costs, and installation methods for batts, rigid foam, spray foam, and blown-in insulation.
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Energy-Smart Details
Find construction drawings for insulation, air-sealing, water management and more.
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Building-science basics Building Science for the Rest of Us
7 basic principles to make homes safe, durable, and energy efficient
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Heat-Pump Water Heaters Online Membership Required
A new breed of water heater uses time-proven heat-pump technology to cut energy consumption in half.
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Tankless Water Heaters

How it Works: Tankless Water Heater
Thinking of a hot water upgrade? See inside a tankless water heater with this interactive graphic and access articles for upgrading and choosing a tankless water heater.
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Save Energy with a Cool Roof Online Membership Required
Reflective roofing improves comfort and reduces cooling costs in the Deep South and anywhere the sun shines.
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A Buyer's Guide to Windows Online Membership Required
They’re one of the most important—and expensive—parts of a house. We help you sort through the materials, styles, and ratings that will influence your choice.
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Energy-Efficiency Videos

VIDEO SERIES: How to Air-Seal an Attic
Remodeler Mike Guertin demonstrates how to stop air leaks and save big on your heating and cooling bills. Watch the preview

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Great Products for Green Building

Renovation 4th Edition Renovation 4th Edition
Completely revised and updated
The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation
800 illustrations
The Energy-Smart House The Energy- Smart House