To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.
Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.
Take control of home energy costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows and doors in your home.
If you recycle, if you watch your water consumption, if you carry your own bag to the grocery store and you minimize your purchases of plastics, you’re putting in a lot of time and energy to watch your impact on the environment. That’s why it should bother you when your appliances don’t live up to the standards you set.
Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.
When Hibbs Homes and Verdatek Solutions had an opportunity to team up with Proud Green Home to build a high performance showcase home in the St. Louis area we immediately knew which upcoming project would be an ideal fit.
In the home, gray is more than a shade between black and white. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), gray will be the fastest growing color scheme in the kitchen in 2014.
Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.
For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.