There's another approach to high performance homes gaining ground called "Active House". This standard incorporates heating and cooling, and the standard makes it easier to incorporate larger windows and skylights into the design, and make up the loss of insulating power with larger heating and cooling capacity.
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.
A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.
As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.
The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.
Homeowners in Orono, Minnesota, were searching for a way to heat the pool at their new lakeside home that wouldn't break the bank. Of course, energy efficiency, reliability and abundant heating and cooling were goals of the project as well.
Stephan Irgens, CEO and chief engineer of STEP Warmfloor, and Monica Irgens, president, gave ProudGreenHome.com an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the manufacturing, research & design, and logistics operations at the company's LEED-registered headquarters.
As temperatures dip across the country, most homeowners are seeing their utility bills spike this winter. But not those who have homes outfitted with geothermal heating systems.
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.
Selecting the right heating and cooling equipment for your home can be confusing. Unfortunately, it's all too easy for contractors to specify a geothermal system with more capacity than your home requires.