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21st Century Quality

You want more out of your home. We think you should get it...especially if during your renovation you actively incorporate the following green building principles: indoor air quality, energy-efficiency, and durability measures.

This section explains what homes today should offer you. When the contractor is gone and the dust has settled, wouldn't you like to find that your home has become a higher quality, healthier, and more affordable retreat for your family?

Healthy Homes: Many buildings, including homes, make their occupants sick. But this doesn't have to be the case, especially if you know what to avoid.

Energy Efficiency: Increased comfort and lower utility bills. This is the promise of an energy-efficient home. Sound good?

Durability: Nobody wants to spend all their free time on home maintenance. The tips here will help you build your as-close-as-possible-to-a-maintenance-free home so that you can enjoy your weekends.

Disaster Resistance: Rita. Wilma. Charlie. Hurricanes are a fact of life for the 'hurricane-coast.' With these steps, you can strengthen your home so it's ready for the next Big One.

Green Building: The pinnacle of homeownership. Making your home green helps to preserve the health and well-being of your family and the planet. We explore some easy steps to take you there.

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Building for your Climate

Consult these useful resources on all aspects of quality building.

Content updated on 11/21/2007

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