The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.
The next phase for the ReNEWW House is to add net-zero water use in addition to net-zero energy use.
Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the top ways homeowners can reduce their utility bills as well as their environmental impact. As the housing market has changed and technology has improved, geothermal heating and cooling has become a viable option for existing homes.
As geothermal heating and cooling become more mainstream, multifamily owners are valuing the benefits of renewable energy.
Heating and cooling choices can make or break the energy efficiency, and affordability of a home.
New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.
Good HVAC design, equipment, and installation actually begin with the design and layout of the home and how it is constructed.
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.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.
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.
When building a high-performance home, like the Proud Green Home St. Louis project, an important decisions our team had to make was how to construct the insulation package.
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.
The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.
It’s a known fact there will be some waste associated with using building materials. One approach to minimizing both the amount of waste generated and the amount that gets dumped in landfills is to view housing as part of a broader manufacturing cycle.
Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.
As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.
The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.