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Get FREE hot water, AC, and dry air

Get FREE hot water, AC, and dry air

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If you have an electric water heater, you can disconnect the heating elements because you won’t need them. And if your water heater is gas-fired, you can shut off the gas supply. This module will heat water more efficiently than any gas or electric water heater.

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Texas Builder Dan Phillips Turns Trash into Treasure

Texas Builder Dan Phillips Turns Trash into Treasure

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Learn how this builder converts curbside trash into quirky gems.

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Who Do You Blame for Your Energy Lemon?

Who Do You Blame for Your Energy Lemon?

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So I was talking to Tucker Windover, a carpenter who writes for this magazine, and he said that every new house should have a sticker on the front door, just like the ones they put on appliances...

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TimberSil Decking

TimberSil Decking

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Heard of TimberSil? Wondered how it's different than ordinary pressure treated lumber? Mike Guertin tried it out on a 900 sf deck last year and reports on what it is, how it handles and the upsides and downsides.

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Green Tax Credits Mean More Cash in Your Pocket

Green Tax Credits Mean More Cash in Your Pocket

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It pays to take advantage of the wide variety of green tax credits and rebate programs now available through the federal and state governments.

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Polystyrene Foam Panels: Green Yesterday, Not Today

Polystyrene Foam Panels: Green Yesterday, Not Today

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Environmental Building News article highlights health and environmental safety issue with EPS and XPS foam.

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From Scraps to Studs

From Scraps to Studs

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You’ve heard of a See Saw but how about a SEE Stud? Turn your stud scraps into engineered lumber right on the jobsite.

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Radiant barrier in attic

Radiant barrier in attic

I sprayed radiant barrier paint a few years ago, but wanted more savings. So I recently installed Energy Q foil on the attic floor. Awesome savings! Tips are at...

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123 West, ,  Darien, Ct.  Before & After

123 West, , Darien, Ct. Before & After

Renovation, remodel and addition to a 1928 home, keeping the original architectual details and craftmanship.

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California on the job.

California on the job.

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Renovation & addition at 123W

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Our Vermont Home Project

Our Vermont Home Project

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This is the first gallery entry for the new home construction project my wife and I are working on in Plainfield, Vermont.  These are a few snapshots of our life & project to date.

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Spray foam for the eco-conscious

Spray foam for the eco-conscious

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Identifying the “greenest” foam isn't so easy. But, it helps to know what its made of.

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Marketing Green: How to sell homeowners on the benefits, not the features

Marketing Green: How to sell homeowners on the benefits, not the features

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Green isn’t an upgrade, it’s the way quality builders build houses, but builders who are trying to move toward building greener, more sustainable homes often say that they hit a lot of resistance with their customers. Selling green, they say, is tough because it costs more. . .

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Ravens Roost: Where the Columbia Hills meet High Prairie

Ravens Roost: Where the Columbia Hills meet High Prairie

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My husband and I designed and built a contemporary home on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.This rural construction project began with raw land, and includes a geothermal heating...

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Green Driveway Paving

Green Driveway Paving

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Many driveways are oversized to provide extra room for backing and turning and parking for occasional guests. Excess pavement often overwhelms a small lot and increases storm water runoff. On a recent project I used blacktop pavement for the high traffic area with Turfstone ™, a green pervious paving alternative around the perimeter for extra swing room when turning and extra off-street parking.

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Dumb as we wanna be about energy?

"Dumb as we wanna be" about energy?

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In this NEWSWEEK Q&A, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman criticizes America's passive attitude towards energy, how we got lazy about change, and why we're "dumb" for thinking that switching to compact fluorescent bulbs will solve the problem.

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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Paper Countertops Look and Feel Like Stone

Paper Countertops Look and Feel Like Stone

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Paper might not seem like a suitable raw material for countertop fabrication, but when saturated with resin, heated, and compressed, the result is surprisingly stonelike.

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Simple Complexity

Simple Complexity

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Beautiful Lake View Deck This simple L-shaped deck was transformed into a work of art by adding an inlaid Celtic pattern. The weave goes down both legs of the L with the knot design in the center...

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Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste

Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste

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What used to be called the dump is now the resource center. That's good news. Advice for both contractor and client. . .

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