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.

Proud Green Home spotlights manufacturer's support of deep green building

Proud Green Home spotlights manufacturer's support of deep green building

Find out more about the technology that makes a Great Green Home.

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. 

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.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe reflects green building themes (Part 2)

Proud Green Home at Serenbe reflects green building themes (Part 2)

Read more about the themes that define the vision behind this high performance home.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe reflects green building themes (Part 1)

Proud Green Home at Serenbe reflects green building themes (Part 1)

Read the first 3 of 9 themes behind the first Proud Green Home.

You're invited to visit the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

You're invited to visit the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The Proud Green Home opens for public tours Aug. 16-17.

Indoor air quality strategies pay off for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

Indoor air quality strategies pay off for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

Clean air strategies started at the foundation of the home.

Indoor air quality strategies for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Indoor air quality strategies for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

From the ground up the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was designed to have healthy indoor air quality. Here builder Luis Imery explains some of the large and small steps that were used to reduce dust in the home from construction. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.  

Formaldehyde-free furnishings in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Formaldehyde-free furnishings in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Low-VOC products and finishes are an important part of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. Builder Luis Imery explains some of the products and building science that went into ensuring a high level of indoor air quality, including using low-VOC and formaldehyde-free products. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.

Proud Green Home exceeds performance goals (video)

Proud Green Home exceeds performance goals (video)

A tight building envelope pays off for outstanding home performance.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe employs water-saving design (video)

Proud Green Home at Serenbe employs water-saving design (video)

Some simple techniques provide hot water faster and at less cost.

Manifold plumbing at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Manifold plumbing at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Designed to be resource efficient, the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was built with a manifold plumbing system rather than a traditional branch line layout. Here Builder Luis Imery explains the advantages of the manifold plumbing system for resource efficiency...

WaterSense fixtures at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

WaterSense fixtures at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was designed to be efficient with all resources, not just energy. While the home will easily hit the goal of net-zero energy, it's also designed to be water efficient. Here builder Luis Imery describes...

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