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With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
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.
For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.
Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.
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.
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.
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.
To help meet the growing demand for energy efficient homes, as well as the renewed growth in new home construction, the country’s top energy raters joined together.
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.
Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.
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.
As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.
The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.
In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.
Every shower wastes about 90 percent of the energy from the hot water that flows down the drain.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.
A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.
Most homes don't have enough insulation in the attic near the eaves, but a new truss design can make that problem go away. As this video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the...
You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.