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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.

Green building leaders share vision for Proud Green Homes

Green building leaders share vision for Proud Green Homes

Story and photos by Steve Arel. On the eve of unveiling America’s newest high-performance home, seven key players on Thursday gathered to help celebrate the development of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The group, including the architect, builder and...

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.

Zehnder ERV performance to be measured in Proud Green Home in sustainable community of Serenbe

Press release courtesy of Zehnder America Zehnder’s ComfoAir 350 Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) will ensure fresh-filtered air and a reduction of heating/cooling loads for the recently completed Proud Green Home at Serenbe year-round while reducing the indoor humidity level during...

Boral Bricks' products to be featured in the Proud Green Home At Serenbe

Press release courtesy of Boral Bricks Boral Bricks, the nation’s largest brick manufacturer and distributor, is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable building practices as a manufacturing sponsor of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, which celebrates its grand opening on...

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.  

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.

Dennis Creech of Southface honored with Hanley Award

Dennis Creech of Southface honored with Hanley Award

Dennis Creech, co-founder and executive director of Atlanta-based Southface, has been selected as the fourth recipient of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership. The Hanley Award, presented to one recipient each year, is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, ECOHOME,...

ERV tames ventilation challenges at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

ERV tames ventilation challenges at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

Airflow is critical for home comfort and durability.  

Transfer grilles let air flow

Transfer grilles let air flow

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...

ERV manages fresh airflow

ERV manages fresh airflow

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...

Low-VOC products make life better in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

Low-VOC products make life better in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

A super-tight home requires extra care in choosing products that won't emit harmful chemicals.

A super-tight building envelope requires fresh air flow (video)

A super-tight building envelope requires fresh air flow (video)

An ERV will flow fresh air throughout the home for better indoor air quality and comfort.

Is this green living or greenwashing? (Cartoon)

Is this green living or greenwashing? (Cartoon)

See who has the deepest commitment to green living.

Innovative plumbing makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe resource efficient

Innovative plumbing makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe resource efficient

Learn the building science secrets behind the walls of this home that will meet multiple green building certifications. 

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