Choose the Right Window Operating Type for Your Home

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. One often-overlooked aspect of windows is the operating type of window. This white paper defines a variety of operating types and helps you choose the best one for your 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.

Avoid whole home ventilation design mistakes

Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilators (ERV) ensure equal amounts of stale and fresh air will be exchanged and optimal indoor air quality is achieved in the home. At the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building...

High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe wins DOE Housing Innovation Award

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was named a Housing Innovation Award winner by the U.S. Department of Energy during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe named DOE Innovation Award winner

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has been named a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award Winner for 2014 in the Custom Category.

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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Case Study: Proud Green Home at Serenbe HVAC strategy

LG reveals their strategies behind the award-winning high performance home.

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...

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