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Design balances interior and exterior performance and comfort.
Techno-speak won't do the trick for busy homebuyers.
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.
The Proud Green Home at Serenbe launches a new vision of green home 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.
Leading-edge green building themes are revealed to open house visitors.
9 themes reveal the thoughtful design that went into this Great Green Home.
Read more about the themes that define the vision behind this high performance home.
Read the first 3 of 9 themes behind the first Proud Green Home.
The Proud Green Home opens for public tours Aug. 16-17.
Clean air strategies started at the foundation of the home.
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.
A tight building envelope pays off for outstanding home performance.
Some simple techniques provide hot water faster and at less cost.
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...
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...
Airflow is critical for home comfort and durability.
In the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, transfer air grilles help balance airflow among the rooms. This provides better comfort in the upstairs of the tightly built home. An ERV manages ventilation for the home, ensuring proper airflow for the...
Builder Luis Imery explains the function of the energy recovery ventilator (ERV) from Zehnder America in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The ERV recovers heat from the inside air before exchanging it for fresh outside air. That helps heat...
An ERV will flow fresh air throughout the home for better indoor air quality and comfort.