An energy-saving project is examined. Also: energy-efficient products for insulating, sealing, heating and cooling; a home-lighting-control system; a circular kitchen-prep sink; a Florida farmhouse built to withstand hurricanes.
A North Carolina builder who uses toxin-free products that have better air permeability; a garage storage system; a home-control system for monitoring a variety of functions, including lights, music and security.
Kevin visits Las Vegas, where a decorative cast concrete product made of recycled glass bottles is being manufactured. Meanwhile, Amy travels to Sausalito, Cal., where she checks out a community of houseboats.
A builder in Asheville, N.C., who blends Japanese and Appalachian styles is visited; traditional framing is overhauled to eliminate heat loss. Also: a unique wind turbine; a mosaic made by a robot arm.