When Hibbs Homes and Verdatek Solutions had an opportunity to team up with Proud Green Home to build a high performance showcase home in the St. Louis area we immediately knew which upcoming project would be an ideal fit.
For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.
Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.
Just as we’ve wrapped up spring allergy season comes the annual summer onset of ozone warnings. Weather announcers in many cities provide daily updates this time of year, categorizing the levels anywhere from safe to...
The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.
Deep green demonstration home honored for high performance and architectural style.
The City of Brotherly Love has just cut the ribbon on one of the greenest neighborhoods in the U.S. It's also affordable.
Make sure your paint meets the new green certification standards.
An interview with Steve Revnew of Sherwin-Williams at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. Steve talks about how Sherwin-Williams meets the newest "green" certifications and how their zero-VOC product (Harmony) actually reduces formaldehyde, improving indoor air quality.
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One of the Twin Cities seeks to revitalize some of its most put-upon neighborhoods by sponsoring a massive, green housing project.
When Michael and Emily Kuentz found out they were transferring from Fort Worth to St. Louis, they knew they wanted to build a new home that was healthy for their family.
Choosing a low-VOC paint is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a truly clean product for your home.
Why is a healthy home important? The EPA has said that 46 percent of homes, commercial buildings and schools have an indoor air quality problem due to moisture and mold. LEED indicates in their Green Apple Campaign that 15,000 schools in the U.S.
Non-toxic paint line accepted by Living Building Challenge green products database.
One-coat painting is always the goal but it's been difficult to achieve with interior paints. Now a new premium paint from Valspar and Lowe's offers a durable one-coat technology that’s also low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and low in...
An historic all-natural, zero-VOC paint formula was brought back to life when a furniture maker was looking for an authentic finish for Colonial furniture reproductions. In 1974, furniture maker Charles Thibeau from Groton, Mass., rediscovered the natural formulas for milk...
A new exterior cladding line uses reclaimed wood from the Pacific Northwest protected with zero-VOC paint for long-term sustainability. Drawing inspiration from the rhythms of nature and human spirit, Windfall Color Cladding combines premium, zero-VOC interior paint from YOLO Colorhouse,...
Home painting contractors that specialize in low-VOC paints have found that homeowners embrace the opportunity to maintain good indoor air quality for their families. Jonathan Shenk, owner of Greenleaf Painters in Lawrence, N.J., began specializing in green painting for homes...
Many people say they love the smell of a freshly painted room. But what they’re really inhaling are volatile organic compounds.
Davis-Frost launched its Weatherhide line of exterior paint with Microban antimicrobial technology, the first paint company to use the Microban brand in exterior paint. Weatherhide brand exterior paint is 100 percent acrylic and comes in a semi-gloss finish for house...
A new eco-friendly paint is made from plant-based products and has zero emissions into the air.
Benjamin Moore & Co. released its newest product, Benjamin Moore Natura Renew, the first premium, bio-renewable paint with zero emissions.
The chemicals and allergens commonly found in building materials contribute to all kinds of illnesses, especially asthma. What does asthma have to do with the paint on your walls? Most household paints have chemicals that aggravate asthma, and some could...
More than half the schools in the U.S. have problems associated with poor indoor air quality, and one of those issues is building materials with a high level of volatile organic compounds.
The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom.
The average American spends about 90 percent of their time indoors. Unfortunately, the EPA says indoor air is about 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. That's why Majestic Estate Developers conceived the Healthy Dream Home, a residence that emphasizes...
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A new line of baby furniture from designer Karla Dubois earned GREENGUARD certification for meeting sustainability and low-toxicity requirements. GREENGUARD’s Gold certification helps consumers find manufacturers that actually meet the rigorous standards of sustainability and low-toxicity through independent third party...