Proper ventilation promotes well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Zehnder Comfosystems ventilation, ERV and HRV systems provide an assurance that equal amounts of stale and fresh air will be exchanged and optimal indoor air quality is achieved in the home.

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Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.

 Students get an inside look at high performance home building

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.

 On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

With record droughts in some parts of the country, water conservation now receives as much focus as energy savings.

High performance home designed for ductless mini splits

High performance home designed for ductless mini splits

Because the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be built to Passive House standards, the heating and cooling demand will be minimal.

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Starting with the architectural design, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the desire for a high level of indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency and an inviting refuge for the family.

Ventilation strategy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis is key to increased air quality, comfort, and durability

Ventilation strategy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis is key to increased air quality, comfort, and durability

The Zehnder system provides a constant air flow bringing in fresh air from the outside and exhausting stale air from the inside at a very low velocity so it is hardly noticeable

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.

The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

When building a high-performance home, like the Proud Green Home St. Louis project, an important decisions our team had to make was how to construct the insulation package.

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Because indoor air quality is one of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the builder used a polyethylene wrap to protect the subfloor during construction.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.

Modern design shapes award-winning high performance home

Modern design shapes award-winning high performance home

A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

 Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.

 Waste matters: an approach to building waste management that reduces cost

Waste matters: an approach to building waste management that reduces cost

It’s a known fact there will be some waste associated with using building materials. One approach to minimizing both the amount of waste generated and the amount that gets dumped in landfills is to view housing as part of a broader manufacturing cycle.

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