Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation offers a combination of sustainability in production in the built environment as well as a high level of resiliency.

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

Use daylighting in your home without the heat gain

Using daylight in your home is a great way to cut down on your electricity bill, but this can be offset by solar heat gain.

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.

Protect Your Toilet from Bacteria Growth and Water Loss

One known cause of toilet flapper failure is deterioration caused by the growth of bacteria on the flapper. This could lead to thousands of gallons of water loss each year - enough to fill a swimming pool!

Sponsored by: Fluidmaster

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

New geothermal technology boosts HVAC energy savings

At Greenbuild 2014, Brian Urlaub, commercial sales manager for Enertech Global, introduced the company's new high performance geothermal heat pump.

IBS: Broan-NuTone Ventilation is Important for Indoor Air Quality

As homes become tighter, ventilation is becoming more important to indoor air quality.

Sponsored by: Broan-NuTone

Automated windows shades win the battle against the sun

With the right windows, sunlight can be transformed from problem into an asset by designing windows to manage heat and light.

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Does building a high performance home pay off?

Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

One of the green certifications that the builders of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis plan to achieve is the EPA's WaterSense designation, and the plumbing fixtures are part of the water-saving strategy for the home.

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

Customizable fan options help meet building code requirements

Panasonic Eco Products Division introduced the WhisperGreen Select fans that offer modular options that help meet building code requirements for indoor air quality and moisture management.

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

Saint Gobain builds sustainability into new office space

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.

Ductless high efficiency heat pump delivers low-cost comfort

Ductless cooling and heating technology provides individual temperature control, installation flexibility, energy efficiency and quiet operation that traditional central systems or window units cannot match.

New technology makes grey water reuse simple

Re-using greywater is the next frontier in battling drought and rising utility costs, and new technology makes it easier to adapt new or existing homes to use less water.

Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.

Huff and puff wolf, you won't hurt this house made of brick and stone

With an emphasis on a durable building envelope, brick and stone will play a key role in the performance of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

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