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