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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.

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.

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.

Looking back: 2014 green building trends

The coming water shortage, solar power price drops, and performance-based building codes are among the top trends for 2014.

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Will you pay more for home with a green certification?

In multiple studies across the U.S., homebuyers paid 10% to 14% more for homes with green certifications over comparable homes.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

BPI home energy audit system published as ANSI standard

Home energy auditing has a new science based standard for evaluating detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score.

Express yourself with the color of the year

Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that's poised for revitalization, Coral Reef is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015.

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.

Prefab concrete walls could lower price of green building for Habitat for Humanity

As Habitat for Humanity and other affordable homebuilders look for ways to go green and stay on budget, a new concrete wall system could be the answer.

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.

Are you ready for ice dam season?

Many homeowners think ice dams are a fact of life in a cold climate, but that's not the case.

RESNET policies improve consistency of HERS Index Scores

As more homebuilders and buyers come to value the RESNET HERS Index Score, new policies will make the score a more powerful tool.

Make your home pop with the 2015 paint color of the year

The PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand named Blue Paisley, a lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal shade of blue as its 2015 Color of the Year.

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.

Don't underestimate the power of windows in a high performance home

There is a desperate need for reasonably priced, high-R windows.

Zero Energy Building construction moving to mainstream

Despite short-term price fluctuations, energy costs will continue to rise over the long term, driving greater interest in building that produce as much or more energy as they consume.

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...

New Passive House Standard will debut in 2015

Renewable resources will be part of the new Passive House Standards introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute of Darmstadt, Germany, The North American Passive House Network said.

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