At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.
Radiant floor heating is becoming more popular as homeowners and builders look for energy efficient heating options that also deliver good indoor air quality.
The 8-acre Grow Community is the largest planned solar community in Washington state, with ultra-efficient, net-zero energy homes, neighborhood gardens and green spaces, healthy transportation options and other sustainable features.
Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.
Today homes are priced based on size or square footage, number of rooms, size of acreage, if any, and location. A house with upscale finishes and updates can command a better price or faster sale time. But which improvements pay off?
At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference and Expo, Dean Seibert, vice president of sales for InSoFast, demonstrates the foam panels that make do-it-yourself and whole-house insulation projects a snap.
Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.
To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.
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As new building codes call for continuous insulation and air sealing, building professionals are looking for ways to meet codes with fewer steps.
The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier.
Aiming to be the first LEED v4 Platinum home, and created in collaboration with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the International Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Insititute, the home will be presented to Make It Right Foundation for placement in...
Five years ago, the Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program was launched to make it easier for property owners to complete energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects that make buildings more valuable and sustainable.
Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.
One of the top complaints contractors hear during a remodeling project is about the dust that comes with it. Drywall dust, saw dust, fumes and other byproducts of home construction can make the home uncomfortable for those living there, both during and after the project.
Traditional stick-built framing methods are being replaced by engineered building systems that deliver faster building times, tighter building envelopes and higher home owner satisfaction. Factory built, insulated panelized walls allow a home builder to frame a home in less than a day.
Casement and awning style windows are considered some of the most energy-saving types on the market, but there have been few options for replacement or insert windows.
Zehnder America starts local sourcing initiative using American manufacturing for its new ComfoFlex ducting and register boxes.
Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.
The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.
A sustainability minded university professor chose a new prefab home design for a net zero home in Maryland.
The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio, is remodeling their 100-year-old home after winning the 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest from CertainTeed.
The $7 million Coastal Living Showhouse features a solar power system that could offset 60 percent of the home's energy needs
A demonstration micro house built with open source machinery and technology will be energy self-sufficient.
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The Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine, will actually produce twice as much energy as it uses.