Foundation insulation strategies reduce moisture movement and energy loss

Foundation insulation strategies reduce moisture movement and energy loss

Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.

Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

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 HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.

 Students get an inside look at high performance home building

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

Foam insulation panels help seal buildings against moisture

Foam insulation panels help seal buildings against moisture

It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.

Spray foam insulation is easer with a new portable rig

Spray foam insulation is easer with a new portable rig

For contractors and builders, spray foam installation is easer with a portable foam rig that has the power of a larger system.

Seal the building envelope with innovative products

Seal the building envelope with innovative products

Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.

Build an Outperformance Home to Exceed Building Codes and Expectations

Build an Outperformance Home to Exceed Building Codes and Expectations

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.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

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 and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at 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.

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

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.

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

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.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

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.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

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