Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

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.

You're showering wrong if you don't have one of these

You're showering wrong if you don't have one of these

Every shower wastes about 90 percent of the energy from the hot water that flows down the drain.

Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of 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. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Most homes don't have enough insulation in the attic near the eaves, but a new truss design can make that problem go away. As this video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the...

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.

 A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

 Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

One of the green certifications that the builders of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis plan to achieve is the EPA's WaterSense designation, and the plumbing fixtures are part of the water-saving strategy for the home.

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

Huff and puff wolf, you won't hurt this house made of brick and stone

Huff and puff wolf, you won't hurt this house made of brick and stone

With an emphasis on a durable building envelope, brick and stone will play a key role in the performance of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.

High performance home market growing in St Louis

High performance home market growing in St Louis

The recent Muddy Boots tour of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis drew many interested people from the area to view the high performance home in progress.

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the vision of its architect and builder to deliver a high performance, yet livable, home to the clients.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.

 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.

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