Eco-friendly residential wood products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

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The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City was bustling with design professionals, homeowners, and product representatives.

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Mold or mildew appearing in your bathroom? Here's how to get rid of it

Mold or mildew will also cause the black, orangey or green discoloration that may appear at the end of a showerhead, shower doors or curtains sink drains, bathtubs, tiles and grout.

Ventilation strategy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis is key to increased air quality, comfort, and durability

The Zehnder system provides a constant air flow bringing in fresh air from the outside and exhausting stale air from the inside at a very low velocity so it is hardly noticeable

Cut greenhouse gas emissions with propane appliances

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential use accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation’s total energy consumption.

Smart Ecovent solves HVAC problems in your home

Tired of hot and cold spots in your home, and wasting energy in rooms you're not using?

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

Retractable screen door helps bring fresh air indoors

Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, so an easy way to bring fresh air indoors is welcome addition to a home.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis HVAC Strategies

Good HVAC design, equipment, and installation actually begin with the design and layout of the home and how it is constructed.

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.

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.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

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NEWS


Take these steps to build a net-zero home

Whether it’s upgrading to a smart thermostat, planting vegetation in the right area or installing solar panels, the company points out, there are always ways to conserve energy.

Are you sure your family is breathing clean air in your home?

While indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, parents are not always aware of the steps they can take to make the air inside their homes cleaner for the families.

New device lets you see what's hiding in your home's air

Indoor air pollutants have been invisible, until now.

Take control of your home cooling costs

An average home with air conditioning releases nearly two tons of carbon dioxide into the air annually.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

When building a high-performance home, like the Proud Green Home St. Louis project, an important decisions our team had to make was how to construct the insulation package.

EPA recommends radon testing in January

Buying or building a new home? EPA recommends including radon testing as part of any real estate transactions and consider having your newly constructed home built with radon resistant features.

Why you should have a mold inspection before buying a home

Whether you’re planning to buy a new home or sell your current one, getting a mold inspection done and finding a green solution, is vitally important. The presence of active mold can negatively affect the resale value of any property.

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.

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.

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.

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.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Turn your walls into art with zero VOC chalkboard paint

Kids love to draw on the walls, so it makes sense to give them a place to do that that won't cause damage.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.