There's another approach to high performance homes gaining ground called "Active House". This standard incorporates heating and cooling, and the standard makes it easier to incorporate larger windows and skylights into the design, and make up the loss of insulating power with larger heating and cooling capacity.
As the demand for smart and connected devices grows, Pella Windows and Doors introduced a family of smart products for windows and doors designed to deliver security, comfort and convenience.
For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.
A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.
As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.
Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.
The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.
It’s a known fact there will be some waste associated with using building materials. One approach to minimizing both the amount of waste generated and the amount that gets dumped in landfills is to view housing as part of a broader manufacturing cycle.
In residential and commercial buildings, energy efficiency through insulation is the simplest and most cost effective way to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.