Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.
By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.
12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.
For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.
The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.
Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.
The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.
For contractors and builders, spray foam installation is easer with a portable foam rig that has the power of a larger system.
Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.
Meeting minimum performance when building a home is out. Dow Building Solutions explains why building an "Outperformance" home and exceeding building code is becoming more important.
With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.
As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.
A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.
Because indoor air quality is one of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the builder used a polyethylene wrap to protect the subfloor during construction.
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.
Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.