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.

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.

Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™ Automatically Cleans Your Toilet with Every Flush

Are you bothered by ugly stains in your toilet bowl? Fed up with having to continually scrub your toilet bowl to get it to sparkle? Put down the scrub brush and check out the Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™.

Sponsored by: Fluidmaster

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

Ply Gem launches first Designed Exterior showroom

To give homeowners and building professionals a single location to learn about and become inspired for exterior building products, Ply Gem opened its first Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati, Ohio.

BPE's Energy Recovery Ventilators Are Easy to Install

Matthew Ryan, Engineer at Building Performance Equipment, shows how easy it is to install their Energy Recovery Ventilators.

LG Art Cool: A duct free split system with individual style

The Art Cool Gallery one-to-one single zone system turns your air conditioner into your own customized masterpiece, blending into any décor.

Sponsored by: LG HVAC

Smart thermostat adjusts to your busy lifestyle

Your home will know when you're getting close and turn the heat to your comfort zone.

GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater: How It Works

Learn how the GeoSpring™ hybrid water heater saves money.

Prefab home cuts building time

The new Element prefab home model from Blu Homes Inc. is designed to be build in half of the time of a custom home but offers thousands of combinations for personalization. Read more and see photos here.

IBS: Warmboard Radiant Heating Systems introduces heat source that is as easy to install as a water heater

Warmboard, Inc. manufactures energy-efficient radiant heating panels. Warmboard panels quickly generate even heat across the entire surface of your floor, making your home more comfortable, improving air quality and significantly reducing energy usage. Terry Alsberg, Founder/CEO of Warmboard, shows us...

IBS: Electrolux offers homeowners high efficiency stove and dishwasher

Electrolux is the only appliance manufacturer that has a professional and consumer division. Electrolux has used their expertise and research in the professional division to deliver high efficiency appliances to homeowners. This video features an Electrolux range that uses induction...

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

Fox Blocks is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Randy Daniels, Regional Sales Manager for Fox Blocks, shows us some of the new ways that their insulated concrete forms are increasing the r-value (thermal resistance) of high performance homes.

IBS: James Hardie fiber cement siding is durable and optimum for any climate

James Hardie is the largest manufacturer of fiber cement products in North America. They specialize in exterior products, including: siding, trim, soffit and panel based siding materials. John Dybsky, Senior Marketing Manager for James Hardie, introduces us to HardiePlank®. With...

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

As homes become tighter, ventilation is becoming more important to indoor air quality. Patrick Nielsen of Broan-NuTone explains why proper ventilation is needed to prevent buildup of pollutants, humidity, mold and mildew. Broan Nu-Tone ULTRA™ Series Fans are powerful, energy-efficient,...

IBS: Dupont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

Every builder is familiar with Tyvek® HomeWrap®, but DuPont™ recently introduced Tyvek ThermaWrap™ 5.0. Jim Ash, Business Development Manager for DuPont™, shows us the new innovative product that combines Tyvek Homewrap with an insulation blanket that provides continuous, breathable exterior...

IBS: ACT D'MAND KONTROLS® System saves water by providing homeowners with instant hot water interviews Larry Acker, CEO of ACT Inc. D'MAND KONTROLS® Systems. Larry talks to us about the immediate need for change when it comes to water usage. Running water fixtures until they are hot wastes water and energy (i.e. increases...

IBS: LG brings Studio appliances to the Ultimate Kitchen

David VanderWaal, Senior Director of Marketing for LG USA, takes us on a tour of the appliances in the Ultimate Kitchen at the International Builders' Show. The LG Studio Series of appliances combines high-performance technology and design to meet the needs of every consumer.

IBS: Ply Gem launches engineered slate roofing line

At the 2014 International Builders' Show, John Stephenson, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem, unveils the company's first venture into roofing with the debut of new engineered slate roofing. Ply Gem, a manufacturer of exterior building products, added roofing...

IBS: Rinnai's New Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater

Rinnai is a manufacturer and supplier of tankless water heaters in North America. Joe Holliday, Director of Business and Product Development for Rinnai, introduces the new RH180 Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater. The tank has 40 gallons of storage, while the...

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