The Imery Group is a full-service Georgia green construction, rating and real estate group that brings sustainability to every facet of the real estate cycle. Owner and green construction expert Luis Imery is a Civil Engineer and general contractor with an MBA in Real Estate and extensive knowledge in building science.

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High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe wins DOE Housing Innovation Award

Proud Green Home at Serenbe wins DOE Housing Innovation Award

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was named a Housing Innovation Award winner by the U.S. Department of Energy during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

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...

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.

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...

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 finishes at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Low-VOC finishes at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

As the Proud Green Home at Serenbe undergoes final interior touches, builder Luis Imery of The Imery Group explains some of the steps taken to ensure a high level of indoor air quality in the home.

Advanced framing techniques mean high performance for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Advanced framing techniques mean high performance for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, gives a tour of some the advanced framing techniques used on the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. This techniques result in less lumber used and greater opportunity for insulation and...

Moisture barriers keep Proud Green Home at Serenbe dry

Moisture barriers keep Proud Green Home at Serenbe dry

Luis Imery of The Imery Group, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, reviews some of the moisture control and thermal bridging techniques that help seal the building envelope. 

KleenWrap fights construction debris at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

KleenWrap fights construction debris at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, explains some of the steps taken to ensure job site cleanliness. The home will meet several strict building standards, including EarthCraft and Energy Star.

Ducted mini split heating and cooling from LG for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Ducted mini split heating and cooling from LG for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Architect Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared Inc. gives an overview of the heating and air conditioning installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The ducted mini split system from LG Electronics delivers a highly efficient environment for maximum home comfort in the Georgia climate.

Insulation installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Insulation installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Let builder Luis Imery take you on a behind-the-drywall tour of the open-cell spray foam insulation that makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe a high performance home. The insulation was a huge contributing factor to the home testing at...

Spray foam insulation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Spray foam insulation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Let builder Luis Imery take you on a behind-the-drywall tour of some the building science in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. Here technicians apply open-cell spray foam insulation from BASF. Read more at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe Research Center.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe 90% tighter than energy code

Proud Green Home at Serenbe 90% tighter than energy code

During the pre-drywall blower door test, The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was found to be about 90 percent tighter than a home built to the 2009 building codes. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. 

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe: The builder

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe: The builder

Teena Hammond, editor of ProudGreenHome, talks to Luis Imery, principal with The Imery Group, about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. Imery is the home's builder.

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