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Pella unveils Insynctive smart home technology

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.

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.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

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.

Insulation leads sustainable building initiatives

In residential and commercial buildings, energy efficiency through insulation is the simplest and most cost effective way to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Build green from the ground up with panelized wall construction

As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.

An introduction to energy efficient windows

For those who are seeking to integrate green technology into their home or business, energy efficient windows are a great starting point and preliminary step.

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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.

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

A guide to money-wise & green home renovations

Did you know that one of the best ways to make your home insulated and "green" is to get your garage door up to snuff?

Solar powered louvered roof system turns patios into outdoor living space

In a warm climate, outdoor living spaces can be come uncomfortably warm in the summer heat.

Tiny house gets modern design flair

Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, and a new line offers a modernist look and sustainable building practices.

Defensive building products expanding with Jersey Shore rebuild

As the weather takes a turn for the worse, unprotected lumber on building sites is vulnerable to moisture-related problems.

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

Composite SIP system replaces 6 building products

Building with composite structural insulated panels can replace six building products while delivering a continuously insulated building envelope.

Home makeover winners choosing Certainteed exterior products (video)

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.

Cost effective green building starts with energy efficient windows

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

Are you missing the connection between Shark Week and green building?

Shark Week, the long-running summer Discovery Channel event devoted to all things shark, may seem to have a tenuous connection to green building.

Boral low-maintenance siding offers the look of wood

New siding options offer the look of traditional wood without the headaches of high maintenance.

Hurricane-proof windows tested by a 2x4 shot out of a cannon (video)

If an object hits a window and shatters during a storm, wind and water get into the home causing further damage as well as potential harm to anyone inside.

4 reasons you're wrong for not considering vinyl siding for your green home

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding was used on nearly 30 percent of all new homes built in 2012, more than any other cladding material.

4 ways to stick it to your utility company

Rising temperatures bring rising energy bills so 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.

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