Pella unveils Insynctive smart home technology

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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.

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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.

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.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

Green builder and homeowner select windows for their performance and style

To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.

Looking back: 2014 green building trends

The coming water shortage, solar power price drops, and performance-based building codes are among the top trends for 2014.

Net zero ready homes use unique geothermal solution

A new net-zero-ready home development uses a cost-effective approach to deliver domestic drinking water and geothermal heating and cooling.

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

Slate appliance finishes inspire Hurricane Sandy rebuild

Although weather damage from natural disasters is devastating to a home, there can be beautiful renovations that come as a result.

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NEWS


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.

Get ready for new water heater regulations

Starting April 16, 2015, new regulations go into effect for residential water heaters that influence how they are manufactured and installed.

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.

Stop drafts and save on home energy bills this winter

Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, cold drafts and wasted energy. Overlooked holes in the home can have the same effect

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

Smart appliances with a conscience

As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.

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.

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.

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.

No more cold water while waiting for a tankless water heater to kick in

A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.

Your home is wasting money. Do you know how?

If you’re putting more cash into your existing heating system with regular repairs and rising energy bills, it’s likely time to upgrade your system. An older, less efficient heating system is often the culprit behind high energy bills. By replacing...

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.

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.

Utility rate hikes make generating electricity at home a smart move

Annual utility rate increases lead many homeowners to consider switching to a renewable source of energy.

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Look for the Energy Star certification on a wide variety of energy-efficient products for green homes. Stay up to date on the latest news from Energy Star designed to save homeowners money and reduce demand for energy from fossil fuels.