Italian home wins first LEED Platinum rating in Europe

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Over the expected 100-year life span of the BioCasa 82 home near Treviso, Italy, it is expected to produce 60 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than a traditional building.

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Lindal Cedar Homes' process

The entire process of a Lindal home, from forest to completion at the building site is a proven, well-orchestrated endeavor. Over 200 Lindal employees are hands-on from planning, designing, development, assembling and...

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.

Questions about insulation? Knauf Insulation has the answers

Choosing the right insulation product and installing it correctly are critical to having a safe and comfortable home, so Knauf Insulation helps homeowners, engineers, code officials, builders and specifiers understand the features of...

Mini split HVAC delivers high efficiency whole-house option (video)

The system blends a mini-split unit that's usually designed for a zone or two. But the Total Comfort Solution blends the mini-split with vent fans and an energy recovery ventilator to deliver sufficient airflow to cool and heat a two-story house.

Renewable natural resources

One of the foundations to success for Lindal Cedar Homes is their insistence of using renewable, premium-grade cedar. To further enhance this quality cedar, it is...

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

Why Proud Green Home St. Louis?

When Hibbs Homes and Verdatek Solutions had an opportunity to team up with Proud Green Home to build a high performance showcase home in the St. Louis area we immediately knew which upcoming project would be an ideal fit.

Turning on the HVAC during construction is a good idea

The rising costs of gas and construction materials, as well as increased competition mean that small to medium construction companies have to work hard to keep costs to a minimum. One of the ways to do this is to...

Proud Green Home at Serenbe named DOE Innovation Award winner

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has been named a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award Winner for 2014 in the Custom Category.

The Independent Dealer of Lindal Cedar Homes

A cornerstone to Lindal Cedar Homes is the independent dealer. Lindal prides itself with the network of these highly experienced, highly trained professionals. The independent dealer lives in your region, and knows...

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Strict Vancouver green building codes may price renovations out of the market

In January 2015, new building codes take effect in Vancouver that could make it tougher to renovate existing homes. The new codes contain a wide range of requirements aimed a making building more accessible for the handicapped and making houses...

Rehabbed Chicago homes will add solar to green upgrades

The first of five rehabbed homes in the Highland Park neighborhood includes solar panels as part of a package of green upgrades that will increase the homes' market value.

Green home building market expanding in Australia

The market for green building and renovation is taking off in Australia as homeowners come to value high-performance homes that are easier on the budget.

ICFs form walls of a new Scottish castle

A majestic Scottish castle is taking shape in Connecticut, and it just may have the strength to withstand a siege, thanks to the insulated concrete forms that make up the walls.

Most builders don't know about this energy-saving home construction

To overcome limitations of stick-built homes, more builders and homeowners are using an advanced building product called structural insulated panels (SIPs).

San Diego drafts energy-saving building code updates

New homes in San Diego could be built according to new codes that raise the cost of a new home but could pay for themselves in 18 months.

Are you missing the connection between Shark Week and green building?

Shark Week, the long-running summer Discovery Channel event devoted to all things shark, may seem to have a tenuous connection to green building.

Building envelope thermal bridging guide now available to the public

To help building professionals design and construct high performance home, the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights offers guidance in reducing energy loss due to thermal bridging.

Building science behind the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.

Boral low-maintenance siding offers the look of wood

New siding options offer the look of traditional wood without the headaches of high maintenance.

Membrane seals the building envelope against moisture

Blocking water from the building envelope is an ongoing struggle for building professionals. But there's a new weapon in the battle against moisture, the Henry BlueskinVP 100 self-adhered, water-resistant air barrier membrane.

Recycling turns water bottles into mosaic floor tiles

A Brazilian startup launched recycled PET tiles for environment friendly construction. The Rivesti Ecological Tiles help cut building costs by generating savings in labor and material.

Fight back against high energy costs with spray foam insulation

Energy prices in California are among the highest in the nation. Fortunately, homeowners in the Golden State and across the country can beat the heat at home and in their wallets with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation.

NAHB revamps its Green Awards for 2014

With the new integrated Green Awards program, The NAHB gives industry professionals the opportunity to be recognized across several awards programs for their green building accomplishments, rather than entering one standalone awards program.

Passive House modeling tool available for USA market

The Passive House Planning Package energy modeling software version has been released for the American market in local inch pound units.

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