Oklahoma residential development will feature geothermal in every home

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Oklahoma-based builder McAlister Construction Inc.'s residential development project will exclusively feature geothermal-based heating and cooling.

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Would you rather live in an active house?

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.

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.

Geothermal systems heat pools, too

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.

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating system is made green in the U.S.

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, homeowners with geothermal avoid utility spikes

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.

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.

Don't make a mistake when specifying your geothermal system

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.

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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.

Smart thermostat market doubled in 2014

As more homeowners and building professionals come to understand the value of a smart thermostat, the market is expected to soar in the U.S. and Europe.

Tired of the cold? Find out how cozy is your city

As temperatures plummet, many Americans will be looking for ways to stay comfortable and warm this winter, but not all U.S. cities were created equal when it comes to their cozy factor.

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

Is a smart thermostat right for your home?

Homes are getting smarter these days, and one way to get plugged in is with a smart thermostat.

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.

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...

High tech cooling mirror beams heat into space

Scientists at Stanford have developed a passive radiator system that lowers the temperature of anything it's placed on.

Do you know how healthy your home is?

While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.

Balance home air pressure for ventilation performance

Air pressure imbalance in the home is a silent – but costly – problem not very well understood by the average homeowner.

Mixed-use residential development gets smart technology

All residents at Midtown Doral will have exclusive access to a pre-programmed Smart-Technology system known as Vertilinc.

Tips to get the most out of your home fireplace

Though the fireplace is the centerpiece of a room, it is an element that homeowners don't often consider when designing their space.

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.

Geothermal HVAC helps a new home reach net zero

A new net-zero home in California relied on geothermal heating and cooling to help the builders reach the goal of generating as much electricity as the home uses.

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