Insulation products help home achieve recognition from U.S. Department of Energy

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The combination of products from several companies focused on efficiency – Dow Building Solutions among them – has helped a Michigan builder earn a prestigious award.

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Would you rather live in an active house?

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.

Pella unveils Insynctive smart home technology

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.

High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

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.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

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.

Modern design shapes award-winning high performance home

A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.

Is your home ready for the Internet of Things? The latest from 2015 CES

As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.

Waste matters: an approach to building waste management that reduces cost

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.

Insulation leads sustainable building initiatives

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.

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Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.

Will you pay more for home with a green certification?

In multiple studies across the U.S., homebuyers paid 10% to 14% more for homes with green certifications over comparable homes.

Survey: remodelers gearing up for more work in 2015

A new survey shows home improvement contractors are optimistic about business in the coming year, with homeowners willing to spend more money.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

BPI home energy audit system published as ANSI standard

Home energy auditing has a new science based standard for evaluating detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score.

A guide to money-wise & green home renovations

Did you know that one of the best ways to make your home insulated and "green" is to get your garage door up to snuff?

Do you know why your heating system doesn't work? The answer will surprise you

While everyone knows that a heating and cooling system is one of the biggest energy users in the home, the reason why that's so may surprise you.

High tech cooling mirror beams heat into space

Scientists at Stanford have developed a passive radiator system that lowers the temperature of anything it's placed on.

Do you know how healthy your home is?

While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.

Prefab concrete walls could lower price of green building for Habitat for Humanity

As Habitat for Humanity and other affordable homebuilders look for ways to go green and stay on budget, a new concrete wall system could be the answer.

2015 roofing trends gravitating to gray

Keep an eye out for gray taking the spotlight as the color of choice in 2015 as homeowners remodel and upgrade their homes.

Chicago boosts energy saving programs for apartment buildings

Apartment buildings in Chicago will be eligible for energy-efficiency improvements designed to save energy and cut costs for building owners and tenants.

Improving economy may lead consumers off the green path

Green attitudes are gaining ground, but green purchases and behaviors are stagnant or heading south. And the economy may be the culprit.

Tiny house gets modern design flair

Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, and a new line offers a modernist look and sustainable building practices.

Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond

One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality.

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