A.O. Smith

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Six Products that Reduce and Reuse Natural Materials

These finishes and systems use fewer harmful chemicals and incorporate materials that are otherwise headed for landfill. More

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Energy Star Gas Water Heater from A.O. Smith

Available in 40- and 50-gallon capacities, the Effex is ideal for replacement installations. More

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EHDA Merit Award: Sustainable Stuart Duplex

Infill dwelling brings contemporary style, efficiency to walkable Denver neighborhood. More

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A.O. Smith's Voltex Water Heater

Voltex's hybrid technology results in an operating cost of roughly $200 per year. More

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New + Notable

Products for sustainably built homes, including recycled-aluminum tiles, LED lighting, an ultra-high-efficiency toilet, bamboo decking, and more. More

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Case Study: High Style Meets Energy Efficiency in Denver Duplex

A tight building envelope, water-smart features, and solar power hightlight the contemporary Wash Park Green. More

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Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam insulation, dual-flush toilets, and the use of recycled materials. Scarlett, owner of Scarlett Custom Homes in Frisco, Texas, was one of seven builders who showcased Parade homes that feature key building techniques from the Green Built North Texas program. The new certification program, scheduled for rollout in early 2008, is a regional adaptation of NAHB’s Model Green Home Building Guidelines and requires builders to implement a minimum of 38 components from six categories, ranging from energy and water efficiency to recycling and indoor air quality. More

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