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...


DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

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.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe making news for high performance

Found out what makes this net-zero home a favorite of green building fans.

Proud Green Home receives NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Single Family-Small Volume'

Deep green demonstration home honored for high performance and architectural style.

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe Wins NAHB Green Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was selected by the NAHB as the Project of the Year: Single Family - Small Volume. The award was presented at the annual International Builders Show (IBS) to builder Luis Imery of the Imery...

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Protection and performance against the storm

It’s no surprise that severe storms, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters can lead to extreme damage of residences, affecting both the structural integrity and long-term value of a home. With a coast-to-coast freeze that is just the start to...

Reduce your electricity costs with monitoring technology

Every month, you receive an electricity bill. If your bill is higher than normal, you may not know what happened. But what if you knew exactly WHY your bill was higher?

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Tap bodies of water for economical, efficient geothermal energy

A typical geothermal installation uses water and a heat transfer liquid similar to an anti-freeze to transfer heat from the ground to and from the home in a process that provides for efficient and cost-effective air handling methods for countless...

Flashing tape earns 2012 building code recognition

The ZIP System tape from Huber Engineered Woods LLC was the first flashing tape to receive recognition under the 2012 building codes. The tape, part of the Huber ZIP System of sheathing products, gained ICC-ES recognition to the 2012 International...

Sustainable metal roofing lends architectural style to green homes

When you look at a home, what's one of the most prominent features that's also one of the most overlooked? The roof. Because of its prominence, the roof sets the tone for the rest of the style of the home. Cedar shakes complete a New England salt box.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe Named 2013 EarthCraft House Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe earns the coveted 2013 EarthCraft House Project of the year award.

Homebuilders inspired by Proud Green Home at Serenbe to deliver more green building

Before he can instruct consumers on the advantages of high-performance homes, Manson Peppers needed to be schooled himself. That’s why he visited the Proud Green Home during its opening weekend Aug.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe earns EarthCraft Platinum certification (video)

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was awarded EarthCraft Platinum certification based on its outstanding design and performance. The Proud Green Home at Serenbe scored what may be the highest scoring EarthCraft house so far, according to Trevor Donnelly, EarthCraft...

Metal Sales panels highlight new net-zero energy prototype home

Proud Green Home at Serenbe features sustainable products and technologies LOUISVILLE, KY -- Metal Sales celebrates the grand opening of Proud Green Home at Serenbe, a new Net-Zero energy prototype home outside of Atlanta featuring Metal Sales roof and wall panels. The Proud Green Home opened its doors to the public on Aug.

Energy-efficient Ply Gem windows a feature of Proud Green Home in Georgia's Serenbe Community

Cary, N.C. – Ply Gem Windows, a leading manufacturer of window and door products, is showcasing its energy efficient, aluminum-clad Mira Premium Series windows in the Proud Green Home in Georgia’s Serenbe community. Designed for energy consumption to be net...

Spreading the word on sustainability drives the market for high-performance homes

Story and photo by Steve Arel. Matt Belcher’s approach to open houses might seem a bit unorthodox and potentially threatening to his thriving construction business. Whenever the St. Louis builder stages an event, he invites everyone, prospective buyers, real estate...

Proud Green Home expanding green home construction in Serenbe

Story and photos by Steve Arel. Piggybacking on the achievement of the Proud Green Home, the visionary behind the ambitious project unveiled this weekend he wants to build more. Many more. Bob Fincher, publisher and CEO of, proposed Saturday...

Passive sales approach inspires and educates on the vision for green building

Story and photos by Steve Arel. Inside the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, you’ll find no salespeople. No being peppered with information and questions.

Benjamin Obdyke's Home Slicker Rainscreen and Blockade Mortar Deflection System featured in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Products Provide Architects and Builders with Moisture Control and Drainage Systems to Protect the Home’s Exterior Integrity and Prevent Water Damage and Deterioration Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated, a leading provider of roof and wall products to the residential and commercial construction...

Green building leaders share vision for Proud Green Homes

Story and photos by Steve Arel. On the eve of unveiling America’s newest high-performance home, seven key players on Thursday gathered to help celebrate the development of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The group, including the architect, builder and...

Boral Bricks' products to be featured in the Proud Green Home At Serenbe

Press release courtesy of Boral Bricks Boral Bricks, the nation’s largest brick manufacturer and distributor, is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable building practices as a manufacturing sponsor of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, which celebrates its grand opening on...

Zehnder ERV performance to be measured in Proud Green Home in sustainable community of Serenbe

Press release courtesy of Zehnder America Zehnder’s ComfoAir 350 Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) will ensure fresh-filtered air and a reduction of heating/cooling loads for the recently completed Proud Green Home at Serenbe year-round while reducing the indoor humidity level during...

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