Next Generation SIPS Deliver 20% Higher R-Values

Next Generation SIPS Deliver 20% Higher R-Values

The performance gain is due to the addition of Insulfoam Platinum graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation.

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.

New wall system cuts lumber content and boosts performance

New wall system cuts lumber content and boosts performance

Builders can shift costs in a building design to where it delivers the most performance with a new wall system from BASF.

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.

 Proud Green Home at Serenbe named DOE Innovation Award winner

Proud Green Home at Serenbe named DOE Innovation Award winner

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has been named a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award Winner for 2014 in the Custom Category.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

A green home in Houston will beat the heat with net-zero efficiency

A green home in Houston will beat the heat with net-zero efficiency

A home in Houston will stay cool through the hottest months of summer without paying a dime for electricity. That's the goal for a new 4,500 square-foot home that will offer energy self-sufficiency without sacrifice. The home -- dubbed SmartLux...

Proud Green Home at Serenbe making news for high performance

Proud Green Home at Serenbe making news for high performance

Found out what makes this net-zero home a favorite of green building fans.

How to use spray foam insulation to make your home more energy efficient

How to use spray foam insulation to make your home more energy efficient

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or, the small amount of air movement from an entrance door.

Proud Green Home receives NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Single Family-Small Volume'

Proud Green Home receives NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Single Family-Small Volume'

Deep green demonstration home honored for high performance and architectural style.

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe Wins NAHB Green Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe Wins NAHB Green Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was selected by the NAHB as the Project of the Year: Single Family - Small Volume. The award was presented at the annual International Builders Show (IBS) to builder Luis Imery of the Imery...

Zero-VOC paints line the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Zero-VOC paints line the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Indoor quality was a top priority in the home's design.

Building envelope blends old and new techniques for long-term performance (video)

Building envelope blends old and new techniques for long-term performance (video)

Behind the walls, building science makes all the difference. 

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Home design reflects the natural setting for the best performance and comfort. 

Builders must improve the way they talk to consumers about green building (photos)

Builders must improve the way they talk to consumers about green building (photos)

Techno-speak won't do the trick for busy homebuyers.  

Homebuilders inspired by Proud Green Home at Serenbe to deliver more green building

Homebuilders inspired by Proud Green Home at Serenbe to deliver more green building

Before he can instruct consumers on the advantages of high-performance homes, Manson Peppers needed to be schooled himself. That’s why he visited the Proud Green Home during its opening weekend Aug.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe ribbon cutting opens new era in high-performance homes

Proud Green Home at Serenbe ribbon cutting opens new era in high-performance homes

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe launches a new vision of green home building.

Passive sales approach inspires and educates on the vision for green building

Story and photos by Steve Arel. Inside the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, you’ll find no salespeople. No being peppered with information and questions.

First visitors inspired by Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Photos)

First visitors inspired by Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Photos)

Leading-edge green building themes are revealed to open house visitors.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe reflects green building themes (Part 3)

Proud Green Home at Serenbe reflects green building themes (Part 3)

9 themes reveal the thoughtful design that went into this Great Green Home.

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