Get Your Home Green Certified

If you're going to create a dream green home, recognize its value with a green home certification.

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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.

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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.

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Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Resilient Energy Star residence wins design award

Green GOOD DESIGN identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design, while also helping develop public awareness about companies that provide the best in ecological and sustainable design.

Sign up for EEBA's Excellence in Building Conference & Expo

There's still time to register for the 2016 EEBA Conference & Expo, Sept. 27-29 in Frisco, Texas.

Conservation and technology products win PCBC Parade of Products honors

The building industry's shift to embrace green products is reflected in the winners of the 2016 PCBC Parade of products show.

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.

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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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