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