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Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Insulated Siding

Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Insulated Siding

Vinyl siding is already one of the most popular exterior home claddings — in fact it's used on twice as many homes as any other material, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. This white paper explores some of the benefits of making insulated vinyl siding a part of your home project

Seeing Green Part 3: Buying a Better Home

Seeing Green Part 3: Buying a Better Home

Builders and developers might be the experts in home construction, but it’s consumers who shape the market. In other words, it will be consumers, ultimately, who cause a permanent shift in deep green building. This white paper, the final in a 3-part series, explores why buyers are becoming the driving force behind high-performance homes.

Seeing Green Part 2: Educating Builders and Developers

Seeing Green Part 2: Educating Builders and Developers

What keeps some builders from switching is the same thing that keeps some consumers from buying a high-performance home. They don’t understand and can’t see the advantages. And if they can’t their customers surely won’t, either. As this white paper reveals, focusing on deep green construction gives builders a competitive advantage.

Seeing Green Part 1: Building a Better Home

Seeing Green Part 1: Building a Better Home

Different builders define “high performance” differently. However, changes throughout the residential construction market have begun to codify the understanding of what a better-built, high-performance home is. But the change hasn’t occurred as quickly as environmental and high-performance builders want. If...

For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. Their decision to build with ICFs would result in peace of mind and a safe home that received the Fortified For Safety Living (FFSL) certification.

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.

Consumers coming to value green home ratings

Consumers coming to value green home ratings

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has earned multiple green home certifications.

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. 

For a high performance home, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

For a high performance home, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Everything affects everything in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Interior planning pays off for indoor air quality at Proud Green Home (video)

Interior planning pays off for indoor air quality at Proud Green Home (video)

Design balances interior and exterior performance and comfort.

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Home design reflects the natural setting for the best performance and comfort. 

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 earns EarthCraft Platinum certification (video)

Proud Green Home at Serenbe earns EarthCraft Platinum certification (video)

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was awarded EarthCraft Platinum certification based on its outstanding design and performance. The Proud Green Home at Serenbe scored what may be the highest scoring EarthCraft house so far, according to Trevor Donnelly, EarthCraft...

LG Electronics Energy Star products selected for Proud Green Home project

LG Electronics Energy Star products selected for Proud Green Home project

Net Zero Home Features LG HVAC System, Solar Panels, Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the major "ENERGY STAR Technology Provider" for the Proud Green Home, LG Electronics USA is playing a key role...

Metal Sales panels highlight new net-zero energy prototype home

Metal Sales panels highlight new net-zero energy prototype home

Proud Green Home at Serenbe features sustainable products and technologies LOUISVILLE, KY -- Metal Sales celebrates the grand opening of Proud Green Home at Serenbe, a new Net-Zero energy prototype home outside of Atlanta featuring Metal Sales roof and wall panels. The Proud Green Home opened its doors to the public on Aug.

Spreading the word on sustainability drives the market for high-performance homes

Spreading the word on sustainability drives the market for high-performance homes

Story and photo by Steve Arel. Matt Belcher’s approach to open houses might seem a bit unorthodox and potentially threatening to his thriving construction business. Whenever the St. Louis builder stages an event, he invites everyone, prospective buyers, real estate...

Proud Green Home expanding green home construction in Serenbe

Story and photos by Steve Arel. Piggybacking on the achievement of the Proud Green Home, the visionary behind the ambitious project unveiled this weekend he wants to build more. Many more. Bob Fincher, publisher and CEO of ProudGreenHome.com, proposed Saturday...

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.

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