Refresh your home for resale

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Real estate professionals will tell you freshening up a home for resale is a good idea. They’ll give you good advice on de-cluttering, removing personal photos and generally making it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves being happy in their new home.

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Indoor odors and the problems they (sometimes) point to

Odors often alert us to indoor air quality conditions ranging from mildly unpleasant to dangerous. Unfortunately, not every problem announces itself with strong odors, and people become accustomed to conditions they’re exposed to regularly.

Painting your nursery? Make sure to consider indoor air quality

Painting the nursery is a rite of passage for parents, whether expecting their first child or adding to a large family. It’s also usually accompanied by more than a quick coat of paint!

5 ways to make the air in your home healthier

Most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors exposed to potential sources of pollution than can lead to discomfort and illness.

Take small steps to cleaner indoor air

Did you know that indoor air can be more than twice as much as polluted as outdoor air?

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

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

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.

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.

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.

8 home remodeling trends to watch for 2015

A trend is a new direction, not a quickly fading fad. So keep an eye on these new directions for 2015 home remodeling and design trends.

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

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NEWS


Residential remodeling nearing full recovery after downturn

A key measure of home remodeling activity shows twelve quarters of gains since the remodeling industry bottomed out in 2011.

High performance homebuilder developing homes for pro athletes

Could a green home help a pro athlete dunk more or catch more touchdown passes? One Chicago builder – a former pro athlete himself – will build high performance homes with a money back guarantee.

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

Everything you need to know about indoor air pollution

While air pollution gets a lot of attention, the air inside homes may be more dangerous.

Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Two Elite Care senior living communities using modular construction were certified as LEED Platinum.

Graphic: top kitchen design trends for 2015

For the latest in kitchen design trends, check out the research from Pennywell, a designer and fabricator of countertops and worktops in Ireland.

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.

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.

Architects: durability is the most important aspect of green building products

Durability is the most important characteristic associated with building products in general and “green” building products in particular, according to the findings of a blind survey of U.S. architects commissioned by PPG Industries.

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.

How to choose low-VOC paints with great colors for your home

Shoppers should also be wary of relying on past experience to pick a paint, as brands frequently reformulate from year to year, changing the performance of the paint.

Building science behind the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.

How the Proud Green Home of St. Louis got its start

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.

When a low-VOC paint just isn't enough

Choosing a low-VOC paint is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a truly clean product for your home.

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Improve the indoor air quality in your home with low- and zero-VOC paints. These sustainable paints are formulated to be safe for indoor use and reduce environmental impact.