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Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

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.

Zero Energy Ready ICF home wins building awards

A coastal colonial-style home built with insulated concrete forms earned multiple awards for building excellence and performance.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

Top 10 haunted homes you can buy for Halloween

Everything from scary mansions to Dracula’s Castle to famous television show homes are on this year's Top Ten Haunted Homes for Sale list.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe wins DOE Housing Innovation Award

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was named a Housing Innovation Award winner by the U.S. Department of Energy during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Italian home wins first LEED Platinum rating in Europe

Over the expected 100-year life span of the BioCasa 82 home near Treviso, Italy, it is expected to produce 60 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than a traditional building.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

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.

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Green homes still troubling for real estate appraisers

One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

The Shore Road Project, built by Murphy Brothers Contracting, in Greenwich, Connecticut, recently was recognized as one of the most innovative projects in the country at the ICF Builder Awards.

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.

First LEED v4 Platinum home will go to New Orleans neighborhood

Aiming to be the first LEED v4 Platinum home, and created in collaboration with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the International Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Insititute, the home will be presented to Make It Right Foundation for placement in...

How the Proud Green Home of St. Louis got its start

When Michael and Emily Kuentz found out they were transferring from Fort Worth to St. Louis, they knew they wanted to build a new home that was healthy for their family.

Builder offers three home designs in net-zero solar homes

Homebuyers near the Sacramento River in California's Delta can choose from three living-space designs in new net-zero home developments. Trilogy by Shea has unveiled eight new floor plans, as well as an entirely new model gallery for attendees to experience...

New California building codes will cut residential energy use by 25% and save water

On July 1, updated building standards designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings took effect in California.

Affordable green townhomes tap solar power to reduce costs

An 18-unit townhouse development provides green living in affordable housing for low-income residents of North Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Fairmount Avenue Townhomes were designed for the Chattanooga Housing Authority to provide low-income housing in the desirable North Chattanooga Neighborhood. HK Architects...

Tiny house designed as a net zero demonstration seeking funds

The nonprofit Nexus Energy Center launched the "TRES (Tiny, Renewable and Environmentally Sustainable) Project: The Greenest Tiny Home in Alabama" campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds for the project.

Energy efficient SMART community rising in Ontario

A 70-acre site in west London, Ontario, will be sustainably developed into approximately 2,000 living units and 400,000 sq. feet of commercial retail space, which will be designed to generate as much energy as it will use from renewable sources.

Appraisers can earn green accreditation

The growing popularity of green homes drives the need for appraisers to understand the market.

Does your home measure up? Top characteristics that sell homes

Making the right home improvements can pay off when it comes time to sell, but which ones attract homebuyers? The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of Homes Built in 2013 Report show that homeowners prefer the pleasure...

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