Passive Solar Heating: A New Century of Innovation

This white paper, sponsored by Solar Innovations, takes a look at passive solar heating, a building technique that utilizes windows, walls, flooring and other non-mechanical or non-electrical devices to gather and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter, and reject heat in the summer.

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Pella unveils Insynctive smart home technology

As the demand for smart and connected devices grows, Pella Windows and Doors introduced a family of smart products for windows and doors designed to deliver security, comfort and convenience.

High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.

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.

Is your home ready for the Internet of Things? The latest from 2015 CES

As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.

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.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

Green builder and homeowner select windows for their performance and style

To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.

An introduction to energy efficient windows

For those who are seeking to integrate green technology into their home or business, energy efficient windows are a great starting point and preliminary step.

Take control of shades and awnings with your phone

While insulating walls is a key factor in energy savings, shutters and sun screens can function as dynamic insulation to help make your home more comfortable and save energy.

How home automation technology can help small businesses

Like homeowners, people who own and operate small businesses are always looking for ways to boost productivity, save time, and cut costs.

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NEWS


Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

A guide to money-wise & green home renovations

Did you know that one of the best ways to make your home insulated and "green" is to get your garage door up to snuff?

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.

Solar powered louvered roof system turns patios into outdoor living space

In a warm climate, outdoor living spaces can be come uncomfortably warm in the summer heat.

Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

Anyone with beautiful, functional but perhaps drafty windows can have an economical sealing solution without having to replace them.

Triple pane windows deliver home energy savings

While it is hard to quantify the exact savings a homeowner will realize when they use energy efficient windows for their next building project, the savings can add up quickly.

Don't underestimate the power of windows in a high performance home

There is a desperate need for reasonably priced, high-R windows.

Marvin Windows and Doors named most ethical large US company

Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

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.

Replacement windows available in casement and awning styles

Casement and awning style windows are considered some of the most energy-saving types on the market, but there have been few options for replacement or insert windows.

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

Cost effective green building starts with energy efficient windows

To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.

Open the secrets behind an energy-efficient door

It's opened and closed thousands of times each year, but do homeowners really know what’s inside their front door?

Window films deliver an extra layer of efficiency

To manage solar heat gain through windows, window film offers an ideal solution for architects, building project managers, and business and homeowners who seek to make buildings and homes visually appealing, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Eastman Chemical Company’s IQue...

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