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.

Materials transparency takes center stage at Greenbuild 2014

At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.

Radiant floor heating heats up home comfort

Radiant floor heating is becoming more popular as homeowners and builders look for energy efficient heating options that also deliver good indoor air quality.

Green Building Consulting Explains the Importance of Ratings and Certifications

Organizations like RESNET and LEED are raising the national standard of high performance homes, so it is important to know that your home is being built up to, or better than, par.

Sponsored by: Green Building Consulting

High performance home market growing in St Louis

The recent Muddy Boots tour of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis drew many interested people from the area to view the high performance home in progress.

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the vision of its architect and builder to deliver a high performance, yet livable, home to the clients.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Solatube tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) provide high-performance lighting solutions

Solatube tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach.

Sponsored by: Solatube

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line.

Insulation projects are easier with engineered foam panels

At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference and Expo, Dean Seibert, vice president of sales for InSoFast, demonstrates the foam panels that make do-it-yourself and whole-house insulation projects a snap.

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.

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.

Environments for Living offers green building with a guarantee

To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.

Weather resistant sheathing stands up to tough building codes

As new building codes call for continuous insulation and air sealing, building professionals are looking for ways to meet codes with fewer steps.

Ventilation fans deliver indoor air quality and better comfort

Ventilation design is vital to ensure the proper amount of air changes in a home and ensure control of moisture and pollutants to improve indoor air quality.

Sustainably produced membranes keep water out of the building envelope

A high performance home starts from the ground up. Keeping water and air out of the places it doesn't belong in the home's envelope goes a long way to make the home more durable and comfortable, not to mention more efficient.

DOE building resources for Zero Energy Ready Homes

At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference & Expo, Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the DOE's Building Technologies Office, discussed some of the changes in the agency's programs for home builders.

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.

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