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Rinnai R85e Tankless Water Heater Review
Bona Traffic Satin Hardwood Floor Finish Review
Bona Naturale Water Based Polyurathane Floor Finish Review
Rookie Builder Mistakes Part 2 HVAC
Whirlpool's new Dryer that has NO EXHAUST VENT!
Interviewing An Architect? Top 20 Questions to Ask
Marvin Integrity "Wood-Ultrex Series" Windows Review
Wall Vents (good, bad, & crappy)
Construction Site Rules Sign
2014 Gift Guide for Men
New Siding Product Review: Hardie's "Artisan"
11 Builder Interview Questions
Fall 2013 AIA Austin Homes Tour - 1930's Renovation Before/After Photos
Humble OSB turns into Killer Countertops - TorZo Orient - New Product
Gifts for Builders, Craftsmen, and Handymen - $10 and up
Andersen 100 Series Windows Best Practice Install Video
Pier & Beam Foundation vs. Slab Foundation
Custom Builder's Truck - Top 10 Must Have Items
Quickflash Side Wall Penetration Flashing
Sound Proofing Between Rooms Easy/Inexpensive
Through Wall Flashing Done Right!
Gerkin Windows - Product Review
Product Review: Owens Engineered Unfinished Hardwood Floors
How To Set Up Your New Construction Job Sites
Induction Cooktop : Kitchen Aid & Wolf Review
"The Perfect Wall" Jobsite tour at a Risinger Homes project.
Killer Custom Front Entry Door in Walnut by Grand Door Company
Propane vs. All Electric: Propane is getting tougher to justify...
Natural Termite Protection during Remodeling
Bath Fan Review: Panasonic Whispergreen FV-08VKM1
Drain pan for a dishwasher.
Laminated Wood Columns
Marvin Ultimate Lift & Slide Door - Sweet!
Building Science Conference Focusing on Hot/Humid!
Radiant Barrier Walls for a Hot & Humid climate
Andersen Windows Factory Tour Video
"End Cuts" Paint Primer Review
2015 Blog Year End Review + Social Stats
Metlund D'Mand Instant Hot Water Circulator S-70T Review
See me at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week! (Jan 18th)
Central Vacuum Vacuflo Review
Necessity of Annual AC Check-Ups
Rheem HP-50 Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater Jobsite Review
Recessed Andersen 100 Series Windows with Stucco - Best Practice Install Method
Andersen Windows Factory Tour
Termite Control without Chemicals
Austin Changes the Rules on Spray Foamed Attics
Austin Habitat for Humanity Deconstruction Services
Preventing Termite Damage
Lessons from the 1940's builders...
Product Review: Advantech Sub Floor Panel
Wood Counterops - Local Austin Woodworker featured in Fine Homebuilding
That New House Smell: Sherwin Williams Harmony Paint Review
Risinger Homes Project Featured on Houzz
Panasonics Brand New ERV
Gerkin Aluminum Windows vs. Storefront for a Modern New Home
My First Published Article - Journal Of Light Construction "Air Sealing for Hot Climates"
Marmoleum Floor Review
Window Pan Flashings using DuPont Flexwrap
JLC Live New England Speaking Event
Spray Foam & LSL TimberStrand Studs Video Blog
Sugatsune 3Way Adjustable Concealed Hinges Review
Risinger Homes named "Best Remodeling Contractor" by Austin Home Magazine
Supplimental Dehumidification for High Performance Houses in Hot & Humid Climates (Austin, TX)
Huber Zip Roof System
How to flush your tankless water heater
Importance of Metal Ductwork
2014 AIA Design Awards - Best Remodel
Product Review: EcoTimber HealthyBond Hardwood Flooring Adhesive & Sealer
New Product: Greenward Solar Hot Water, Ridge Vent Sytem
Rheem HP-50 Heat Pump Water Heater Post Install Review
Toto Aquia Dual Flush Toilet Review
The Litmus Test for a "Good Builder" (as judged by the public)
Leviton Vizia RF Lighting Control Product Review
Owens Corning EnergyComplete Spray Foam Hybrid System
Rheem Super-Effecient HP-50 Electric Water Heater - Just Released
Concrete Countertops 2 Years Later
Passivhaus in Austin's Climate?
Passive House Training in Austin June 2-6th, 2014!
Newbold Stone Concrete Countertops Part 1
Ipe Deck Drainage System - Rain Escape
Building Science Fundamentals Class
Blogger Awards - Vote for me!
The Toilet Sink!
Nominated for Best Blog - Green Award - Will you vote for me?
I won Best Blogger Green!
How to Interview an Architect for a High Performance BUILD
Best Practice Methods - Working with Ipe
Book Review: The Home Energy Diet by Paul Scheckel
Retrofitting A Conditioned Attic - Fiberglass goes to Spray Foam
Efficient Under Counter Lighting - Best Light for the Money "Priori T2"
Metal Roof leads to Lawsuit - Austin American Statesman Article
House Talk Today Radio Show interview on High Performance Remodeling
I do not like Home Depot, but if you must....
Total Fill Insulation for Walls
Patrick Ousey of FAB Architecture featured in Metropolitan Home Nov 09
How much to rely on tape?
Potty Talk: Toto Eco Drake Toilet Review
Tankless Water Heater Annual Flush Routine
Blower Door Testing Video
Product Review: Progress Lighting LED Recessed Cans
AQUS Greywater System For Flushing Toilets
5 Major Changes To Buildings In The Last 50 Years
AirTap Electric Hot Water Heater Efficiency Booster
Tankless Water Heaters - 3 things to know
2006 Elton Lane Receives Austin Energy Green Building's coveted 5 Stars!
ROXUL's IBS Booth - Fire and Sound Proof Insulation
Annual Maintenance on a Tankless Water Heater Video Blog
Green Fireplace Options
QuietRock Soundproofing Post-Install Performance Testing
Vote for me! Best Blogger Award Contest
Exterior Materials for durability: Hardie Artisan, Azek, & Marvin Windows
Solar PV Array with Meridian Energy Systems
Trex Decking Review
QuietRock Review & 5/8" Sheetrock Video Blog
Hybrid Homes -Austin American Statesman article
It's all about the install...
Plyboo Kitchen Before & After
Whole House Ventilating Dehumidifier, dry = cool
Twitter - New to Tweeting
Rot Proofing The Bottom Of A New Home
Site Finished Oak Floors - Green Thoughts
Washington Post Article: Smaller is Greener
Indoor Air Quality concerns with Attached Garages - Best Practice Methods
Come visit us on the AIA Homes Tour this weekend.
What Green Building Strategy Is Under Utilized?
Smart Building Design Part 2 of 2
When Bigger Isn't Better: HVAC
Not So Big Infill Modern Design & Daylighting Strategy - Architect Interview
Stucco Failure - Lessons to be Learned
Mainstream Green Web TV
Soundproofing Suggestions Library
CFL Basics with Carolyn Albert-Kincl Interior Designer
Product Review: Square Shower Drains, Duh?
Aprilaire Model 2200 Air Cleaner Annual Filter Change
Termimesh Non-Toxic Termite Protection
AIA Tour Austin, TX This Weekend
Dual Flush Toilets No Longer on my Reccomend List
Great Article On "Sexy vs Practical" - Green Building Practices & Products
Under Cabinet Lighting - Hera SlimLite
PPG Pure Performance Zero VOC Paint Review
Dehumidification During Construction in preparation for Hardwoods
Top 10 Dumb Things to do when building in Austin, TX
Lutron Maestro Countdown Bath Fan Timer Switch
Under Counter Lights - Fluorescent T5 (my favorite)
Duct Blast Testing Prior To Remodeling
Diamond Polished Concrete Floors
HVAC for a Nanny Suite above a garage?
Extolling the virtues of Metal Roofs
Cheap Trick - Leviton Countdown Timer
Hidden Door House 2
Exterior Flashings for Penetrations
Green Building Program Updates Ratings Oct 1, 2010
AIA Fall Tour Oct 4th &5th
Make Up Air for a Commercial Range in a remodeled house
AIA Austin Homes Tour THIS WEEKEND
Come see me speak next Thursday Feb 23rd at the AIA office.
Kitchen Before/After Video with Architect Cindy Black
Can remodeling be inherently "green"?
Haiku Home LED Lights Review
Solar Hot Water
Building For Your Climate
Sheetrock 5/8" vs 1/2" ?
James Bond Door - Video Blog Post
Aprilaire Whole House HVAC Filter Review
Artemide Rezek Lighting (cool & efficient!)
Custom Builders Council sponsors Habitat
Framing a Curved Roof with Bendable Plywood
Fake Grass? Pretty Cool...
City of Austin Climate Protection Plan Speech by Mayor Will Wynn
Custom Front Door - Before/After Remodeling Photos
Local Architect Nick Deaver gets some great press for his "Three Stones" House
Mold, Rot, and Remodeling
Honeywell Vision Pro Thermostat Review
Iso Board Insulation On The Roof Deck for High Performance Conditioned Attics
Living Room Before/After
Ahhhhh Fresh Air - Video Blog Post
Virtual Show Home Tour - Builder Concept Home 2010
Outdoor Fireplace Video Blog Post
Master Class: Risinger Homes Jobsite Meeting Next Friday 21st
Green Building Pyramid (of priorities)
More Potty Talk
Austin TX Rebates Metlund D'Mand Recirc Pumps
Backup Battery Power for your house!
James Hardie Artisan Review on Historic House
How to screw up a perfectly good Green Home
Lutron Maestro Wireless Controls at a Remodeling Project
Communication = Reliability
1910's Remodel Pre-Engineering Investigation Work
Nick Deaver Architect 2010 AIA Austin Homes Tour House
Toilet Research - Since you can't try before you buy
Slab Pre-Pour Video with Termimesh cameo
Pressure Balanced Bedrooms - Video Blog
Paint & Pesticide Recycling Resource
Concrete mixed onsite with no waste
MaxLite DimMax 20 Watt CF Dimmable Bulbs Review
Why do a carport?
Oil vs Latex Paint for Doors, Trim, & Cabinets
Home Builders Association & Custom Builders Council
My kitchen remodel
Interviewed for Christian Science Monitor Story
New Years Thoughts on 15 Years in Construction
Canned Spray Foam for Exterior Penetrations Pre-Insulation
Shading & Overhangs Video Blog
High Effeciency Gas Furnace Install Video
Austin Training Session April 8th IAQ and Ventilation
Door Jamb Switch and Protection Products
Satco 13W CFL Bulbs beats twenty other bulbs for best CFL
HVAC Upgrades on a 25 Year Old House
EcoHome Article on Texas Near Zero Energy House
Truss Floor System
Marvin Integrity Windows Blog Features a Risinger Homes Profile
Demolition the Green Builder Way...
Burnished Concrete Block for Modern Homes
It's getting HOT: via Convection, Conduction, & Radation
Newbold Stone Concrete Countertops Part 2
Jobsite Recycling the Manly Way CHIP IT!
Tankless Water Heater Follow Up: $$$$$
Sustainable Landscape Design - New York Times Article
Designing Within the McMansion Ordinance
Leaky Attic Stairs
RainEscape Deck Drainage System Post Install Review Video
Quoted In Custom Home Magazine - Termimesh
2016 Gift Guide Ideas - Need your Help
SunCache Solar Hot Water Pre-Heater First Look
Alno Cabinet Showroom Tour
Conditioned Attics Video Blog Post
Maxlite Par 30 CFL Recessed Can Bulb Reveiw
Metal Supply Ductwork in a High Performance Custom Home
Sound Proofing Between a Family Room Addition and a Kids Bedroom
Tree Saving Concrete Pump Truck Video Blog
Better Photo's of Polished Concrete
Green Roofs Austin Seminar Tomorrow March 11th
Zero VOC Paint War! Benjamin Moore vs Sherwin-Williams vs PPG
Traditional Sanded Hardwood Floors
Finding Good (and stylish) High Efficiency Lighting
Outdoor Living Space Design with Jim LaRue
Framing a Helical Staircase
Insulating & Air-Sealing Your Windows
Mark LaLiberte Video
Insulation Strategy on an Infill New Home
Why Hire an Architect - Interview with James D LaRue
The Not So Big Contemporary Bath Design
Efficiency Update for 10 year old home in Westlake (Austin, TX)
Green Building Curmudgeon
Durable Exterior Materials + GlueLam and PSL Beams
Architect Peter Pfeiffer talks about Green products at the 2010 International Builders Show
CB-USA Austin Purchasing Group gets some press
"Long Term Thinking" - Lunch with James Hardie Executive
Overflow Pans for High Performance Furnace
Risinger Homes wins big at the MAX Awards!
Super Cool Industrial Fans
CB-USA Purchasing Group Annual Meeting at Kohler Headquarters
Joy of Building & The James Bond Door in Action
Green at Heart - Custom Home Magazine features a Risinger Home
Heathy Child Healthy World Austin Home Tour April 20-27
Houses That Work Seminar Review - ROI on Remodeling
Benefits of a High Performance Green Home
Duct Leakage Reduction on 10 Year Old Home
Book Review: Green From The Ground Up
Tankless Waterheater Filter Maintenance
Asked to speak at NAHB Green Building Conference
The Modern Craftsman Podcast with Nick Schiffer, Johnny Hourihan, and Matt Risinger
Christmas Party Tour of a Remodeled 70's House with Nick Deaver Architect
White Roofs Article - NY Times 7/30/09
Solar Hot Water & Electric - New Federal Tax Credits!
Efficiency Update for 10 year old home PART 2
Green Local Furniture
Building Science Seminar "Houses That Work" Coming to Austin
Part 2 of the Christmas Party Tour of a Remodeled 70's house with Nick Deaver Architect