Ply Gem’s Sustainable Vision

Are you a homeowner that's becoming more interested in your green home? You're not alone. According to McGraw Hill Construction Studies, two-thirds of homeowners are aware of green building.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem


Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


Boost Your Home Energy Efficiency with Insulated Vinyl Siding

Whether your renovating a house you've loved for years, or making your dream home come to life, vinyl siding should be a part of your plans. In addition to offering an array of beautiful colors and textures, insulated vinyl siding delivers eco-friendly benefits to help make your home green.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem


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FEATURES


Shower head saves water with the flip of a lever

Sure, saving water is a great idea. But most people don't want to sacrifice their warm, soothing shower.

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

Global green building expected to double every 3 years

Emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of green growth.

Greenbuilder Q&A: Most homebuilders still lagging in building science

Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Smart thermostat delivers comfort in rooms that matter most

A single dumb thermostat is only as smart as the room it's in.

High performance home will be San Diego's first Certified Passive House

Casa Aguila will arguably be the most advanced home ever built in San Diego County, looking to achieve many firsts for the region.

Award-winning net zero energy home heats and cools with geothermal system

When Carl Benker and his wife, Elizabeth Wegner, designed their first home, the couple never intended to win contests or awards.

The Living Building Challenge 3.0: Visionary from the Start

Designers and builders have often turned to green building rating systems for guidance. From the early days of the current environmental movement they were intended to serve as recipes for improved performance and environmental stewardship.

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

There's nothing like the look of a cedar shake roof, but no one likes the maintenance that goes with it.

Engineered slate tiles deliver long life and sustainability

Composite roofing products are designed to authentically replicate the look of a natural weathered cedar shake and shingles and slate.

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

Because it will be a very energy-efficient home, there will be little natural airflow, like in many older homes that leak air around doors and windows and other openings.

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Learn about the many certifications and accreditations that are available in the green home market, including USGBC LEED, Energy Star, Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Greenguard, Green Seal and more.

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