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  • Ductwork That Works

    Air distribution is the weak link in many heating and cooling systems. Good ductwork is key to HVAC performance, yet all too often this vital part of the system is underexamined, bringing the energy performance of the home to surprising lows. Ted Cushman describes how the industry pros detail their...

  • Water + Life Campus

    Lehrer, principal of Los Angeles–based Lehrer Architects, joined forces with architect Mark Gangi and his brother, developer/ construction manager Frank Gangi, in a design/build partnership that came together specifically to work on the Diamond Valley Lake museums.

  • Heating With Dogs

    Let's talk about a terrific new alternative-energy source that can save you up to $4 billion a year on your home heating bills.

  • Will Radiant Heat Melt a Wax Ring?

    Q: My company has been contracted to build a new bathroom. Plans include a tile floor installed over a radiant-heated slab. Will the heat generated by the hydronic tubing embedded in the slab cause problems with the wax seal between the toilet and the dra

  • Heating a Home With a Tankless Water Heater

    Even in a cold climate, these efficient units can provide both domestic hot water and whole-house heating.

  • Passive Solar Flooring

    Q. Passive Solar Flooring Instead of tile, my clients want to install a wood-finish floor over the insulated concrete slab of a planned passive solar addition. They've also asked us to install tubing in the slab to give them the option of radiantly heating the space. But won't wood flooring have a...

  • Solar Hot Water 101

    Solar water heating has a proven record of cutting energy costs. Here's what you need to know to help customers choose the right system.

  • Products

    Asphalt shingles; heating and cooling equipment; home automation

  • Ground-Source Heating & Cooling Gets Better

    Direct-exchange heat-pump technology is pushing energy efficiency through the roof, and because it requires far fewer feet of ground loop, systems can be retrofitted even on small lots.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Resources for cabinetmakers, radiant heating products; kitchen faucets