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.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

Should I be concerned about asbestos in a house built before 1970?

The year a home was built does correlate to incidental rates of asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many different materials from roofing, flooring, insulation, ceilings, walls, pipes and heating equipment.

Sponsored by: Broan-NuTone

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating system is made green in the U.S.

Stephan Irgens, CEO and chief engineer of STEP Warmfloor, and Monica Irgens, president, gave ProudGreenHome.com an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the manufacturing, research & design, and logistics operations at the company's LEED-registered headquarters.

Waste matters: an approach to building waste management that reduces cost

It’s a known fact there will be some waste associated with using building materials. One approach to minimizing both the amount of waste generated and the amount that gets dumped in landfills is to view housing as part of a broader manufacturing cycle.

Insulation leads sustainable building initiatives

In residential and commercial buildings, energy efficiency through insulation is the simplest and most cost effective way to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Synthetic slate roofing offers lightweight and sustainable option

Synthetic slate has been on the market for about 20 years and is becoming a popular option for US homes. This new product offers a lightweight, sustainable and cost-effective option for your roof.

Sponsored by: The Tapco Group

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.

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.

Build green from the ground up with panelized wall construction

As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.

Millennials altering American dream of home ownership

Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.

You're showering wrong if you don't have one of these

Every shower wastes about 90 percent of the energy from the hot water that flows down the drain.

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.

Kohler launches EPDs for product transparency

EPDs are developed by manufacturers based on life cycle inventories and provide quantitative, third-party-certified details of a product's projected environmental impact from cradle to grave.

Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.

Uses for vegetative roofs blooming

Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.

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.

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.

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