Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Resource management

Lindal Cedar Homes’ environmental philosophy has never been one to “take”. Its philosophy is to use and replace. Western red cedar is the choice of wood used in Lindal homes, using smaller logs to maintain quality, not “old growth”.

Houston modern homes open their doors

Visitors can get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out where they got their inspiration.

Can you spell HEPA?

When researching ventilation and indoor air quality, you'll come across the HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particle Air, which removes at least...

Old building habits die hard

A builder called today upset that he had been supplied OSB that was the wrong size. They measured 47 7/8” x 95 7/8” and should be 48”x96”. This “manufacturing defect” was going to cost him a lot of money to correct...

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

Designing and building sustainable homes for 69 years

Lindal Cedar Homes has built over 50,000 homes worldwide, including Europe, Japan, The Caribbean, and North America. As the company grew two things were never compromised...

STEP Warmfloor® installations go way beyond comfort

For most of us comfort is among the top reasons in determining a heating source for a home or business. There are other reason, of course, such as...

School indoor air quality pollution

Now that most U.S. elementary and secondary students are back in the books, it’s a good time for parents to ask not only what their children are reading and writing, but also what they’re breathing.

How to choose energy efficient windows and doors

Take control of home energy costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows and doors in your home.

Keep your home pest free in the spring season

Pest control professionals believe that the spring season is the right time to start the pest cleaning process.

Brick: An old way to a better tomorrow

Since early mankind moved out of caves and into communities, brick was a desired construction material. With readily available materials, a simple manufacturing process and durable and sustainable results, brick prominence was easy to understand.

Spot ventilation standards

How much ventilation does your home need? There's no need to guess. Building professionals know the guiding standard for residential ventilation design is...

Geothermal helps Montana ranch go off the grid

ClimateMaster uses innovation to help consumers take their homes “off the grid,” a move that provides self-sufficiency that drives down energy costs.

Long term benefits of using green materials for deck building

Building an entirely green deck can be a challenge. We want our decks to last long, without frequent maintenance requirements.

Deep green remodel will be a living laboratory for Purdue

A deep green rebuild of a 1920s vintage Craftsman home demonstrates that existing housing stock can be transformed into a net-zero energy, water and waste high performance home.

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.

Duct leakage costs you twice

Duct leaks are insidious and are one of the three biggest energy wasters in most homes.

Low carbon block could answer concrete problems

For builders looking for low-carbon footprint products, a new concrete block alternative could be the answer.

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