The use of green and sustainable products in a home is likely to put green back into the wallet of the homeowner who chooses to do so.
The growing number of people across the U.S. who are looking to alternative energy sources to power their homes shows a new commitment to sustainability and green practices.
The use of Radiant floor heating has grown exponentially in North America, as the number of homeowners who are looking to install the technology has risen due to a variety of reasons that range from lowered energy costs and consumption to increased comfort.
Many building owners and homeowners are making a switch to using solar and geothermal pumps to provide residences with a source of heat.
A California-based energy company has noted that a program designed by the state's department of energy and utilities will help homeowners reduce their total energy consumption and costs through the adoption of more efficient technology.
Sound attenuation - the limiting of the intensity of sound propagating in a medium - for floor/ceiling assemblies is often required to attain code ratings or desired by a client or homeowner in order to mitigate the transfer of noise.
Although older hardwood floors have become a trendy product in the interior design industry, many times these surfaces will be damaged by the wear and tear that a family can put on their home.
Although it may help to acquire an advanced engineering degree to understand thermodynamics, it is not necessary to have this knowledge to understand why Warmboard radiant heating systems are able to save a homeowner money when compared to other products.
A number of energy efficient homes and communities are currently in the process of being tested across the country.
Housing professionals from across the U.S. and abroad will convene at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from February 8 to 11, for the 2012 International Builders' Show.