Social Entrepreneur on the leading edge of best practices for the Tiny Home movement

Social Entrepreneur on the leading edge of best practices for the Tiny Home movement

Clint Gooch, founder of Mustard Seed Tiny Homes, discusses the rapidly changing world of city codes, zoning regulations and build quality for Tiny Homes in the U.S.

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Reclaiming History, One Board at a Time

Reclaiming History, One Board at a Time

A conversation with Re:Purpose Savannah’s Executive Director, Mae Bowley, on historic preservation through deconstruction, shared cultural heritage, and challenging the male dominated demolition industry with an all-female team of passionate and determined material preservationists - and in the deep south, no less.

‘How-To’ video creator Tom Mills makes world greener :26 at a time

‘How-To’ video creator Tom Mills makes world greener :26 at a time

Greenshortz publisher believes short, simple is the way to lead people deeper into sustainability, and his YouTube channel practices what he (very quickly) preaches.

Big Change Starts Small at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes

Big Change Starts Small at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes

The tiny home movement has captured the imagination of many Americans, but real estate, insurance and quality issues remain. The solution, says the founder of Mustard Seeds Homes, may be to build—and dream—a little bigger.

High-efficiency refugee center seeks final partners for construction

High-efficiency refugee center seeks final partners for construction

An Atlanta project fuses sustainability with hope as it prepares final stages toward construction.

Jillian Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls set to go broad with unique view of wellness

Jillian Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls set to go broad with unique view of wellness

The group is about to take its 10-prong message to the masses. But the question is, will they be ready for it?

AeroBarrier: The latest in tight home envelopes

AeroBarrier: The latest in tight home envelopes

More than ever, it’s easier to keep the outside out and the inside in. One new product , featuring an atomized sealant, claims to have an edge. We take a look.

Serenbe shows sustainability gaining ground with wellness movement

Serenbe shows sustainability gaining ground with wellness movement

As Time magazine cites Serenbe as exemplar of a wellness community living, Proud Green Home takes a look back at a home ahead of the curve.

New solar product 'beats the heat'

New solar product 'beats the heat'

The 3 IN 1 ROOF system using heat-dispersing material to increase efficiency when solar environment is at its hottest--and least efficient.

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

U.S. healthcare providers are among our most prolific consumers of energy on a building-by-building basis, and also one of our largest contributors of waste. Here's how the industry is starting to be mindful of environmental as well as patient health.

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

Tiny houses are mighty with ICFs

Tiny houses are mighty with ICFs

The tiny house craze is going strong, and insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular way to build them.

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems

Simple strategies can keep summer water use in check

Simple strategies can keep summer water use in check

50% of outdoor consumption goes to waste, experts say

5 tips for transforming homes into smart devices

5 tips for transforming homes into smart devices

Real opportunity involves incorporating technology during design, construction phases

Build custom and semi-custom homes with ICFs

Build custom and semi-custom homes with ICFs

Home buyers aren't satisfied with the same old house anymore. They want something a little extra for their investment. Builders can set themselves apart by building a better home with insulated concrete forms.

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

Fungus can permanently damage homes, threaten occupant health

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Infographic: How to save money on a bathroom remodel

Setting a budget, proper planning are key

2017's LEED-ing sustainable homes recognized

2017's LEED-ing sustainable homes recognized

Innovative projects, developers, builders showcased in annual USGBC awards

Take action to keep summer energy bills in check

Take action to keep summer energy bills in check

Zehnder America offers 6 tips to save energy this summer

Builders can tap ICF training

Builders can tap ICF training

There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads but the growth trend is upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.

'Home of the future' is here

'Home of the future' is here

One of nation's largest builders to construct all of its homes ready to accommodate latest smart technology

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Research expects market value to surpass $36 billion by 2024

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.

5 low-cost products that pay for themselves on your water bill

5 low-cost products that pay for themselves on your water bill

Shorter showers and fewer car washes can save only so much water. These online-available products can help you get every last drop's worth from your water bill.

Green Gab Podcast | Moisture – Not in My Home

Green Gab Podcast | Moisture – Not in My Home

The secret in our homes with all this water and moisture around us, is figuring out how to keep the balance.

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Radiant heating is better at maintaining an even temperature than traditional heating systems.

Summer sustainability

Summer sustainability

6 ways to trim home energy expenses, boost eco-friendliness this season

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High-Performance Roofing Systems at No or Little Additional Cost

High-Performance Roofing Systems at No or Little Additional Cost

Innovations make roofing tiles more affordable and cost-efficient than ever, even when adding solar to the mix. Here’s how.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: 3 IN 1 ROOF


Using, Heating, and Saving Water

Using, Heating, and Saving Water

This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: ProudGreenBuilding.com , ProudGreenHome.com


A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


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