Ply Gem's Focus on Sustainability and Stewardship

Ply Gem is more than just a manufacturer, they help build communities. They are committed to developing sustainable products that contribute to the improved energy efficiency and life cycle benefits of homes. Whether it’s the materials they use, how they...

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Ply Gem


DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Home builder Luis Imery has built a home any homeowner would be proud of, the first U.S. Department of Energy-certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia. The Proud Green Home was constructed in...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Choose Green Certified Products for Your Home to Achieve High Performance and Comfort

Whether you're upgrading your current home or building a new one, it's wise to look for the labels - the green label that is. Various agencies and groups that study energy performance and environmental impact certify many home products. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, reviews some of the most popular green building product certifications.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem


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2016 Marvin Architects Challenge winners named

A 4,000-square-foot vacation home that uses floor-to-ceiling windows to blend exterior and interior living won the Best in Show award

Paradise Found named 2016 Color of the Year

The serious, aloe green was inspired by consumers’ search for security, protection, privacy and resilience in an uncertain world.

New prefab home models offer customization and performance

California prefab home manufacturer Blu Homes launched a revised product line that features tiny homes as well as updates to existing models.

Are you ready to buy a prefab green home like you buy a car?

A Silicon Valley startup hopes to use technology to bring affordable, sustainable homes to market that can be ordered online and shipped to a prepared site.

Caribbean affordable housing project succeeds with SIPs

An affordable housing project in the Caribbean relied on innovative SIPs to meet the demands of the project and local building conditions.

Low flow faucets combine style and water saving technology

Choosing a water-efficient faucet is one small, easy way to reduce water usage.

Stylish shower heads save water every day

Save water with every shower with a new water saving design from Delta Faucet.

Durable countertops mimic natural materials without the maintenance

With new laminate finishes from Formica, it's easy to bring a touch of nature into any kitchen.

Versatile kitchen faucet delivers commercial functionality at home

Architects and designers, as well as consumers, are looking for kitchen faucets with an industrial-inspired spring spout – or pre- rinse spring faucet. And while commercial-grade options deliver on style, they often lack the functional conveniences homeowners want: like easy...

Powerful kitchen faucet spray saves water

Tackling dirty dishes in the kitchen can end up wasting a lot of water.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.

Touch feature opens kitchen cabinets with a nudge (video)

Cabinets from MasterBrand are available with a touch feature that makes opening and closing cabinets a hands-free operation.

Greenbuilder Q&A: Most homebuilders still lagging in building science

Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.

Connected kitchen cabinets support gadget charging (video)

If you're using an iPad for recipe book, it's not good to for it to shut down in the middle of supper.

Options expand for cool roof colors and synthetic slate with natural appeal

Options for durable, no maintenance roof products with the look of natural slate and wood are expanding.

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