Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.

Ply Gem launches first Designed Exterior showroom

Ply Gem launches first Designed Exterior showroom

To give homeowners and building professionals a single location to learn about and become inspired for exterior building products, Ply Gem opened its first Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prefab home cuts building time

Prefab home cuts building time

The new Element prefab home model from Blu Homes Inc. is designed to be build in half of the time of a custom home but offers thousands of combinations for personalization. Read more and see photos here.

IBS: Warmboard Radiant Heating Systems introduces heat source that is as easy to install as a water heater

IBS: Warmboard Radiant Heating Systems introduces heat source that is as easy to install as a water heater

Warmboard, Inc. manufactures energy-efficient radiant heating panels. Warmboard panels quickly generate even heat across the entire surface of your floor, making your home more comfortable, improving air quality and significantly reducing energy usage. Terry Alsberg, Founder/CEO of Warmboard, shows us...

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

Fox Blocks is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Randy Daniels, Regional Sales Manager for Fox Blocks, shows us some of the new ways that their insulated concrete forms are increasing the r-value (thermal resistance) of high performance homes.

IBS: James Hardie fiber cement siding is durable and optimum for any climate

IBS: James Hardie fiber cement siding is durable and optimum for any climate

James Hardie is the largest manufacturer of fiber cement products in North America, specializing in exterior products. John Dybsky, Senior Marketing Manager for James Hardie, introduces us to HardiePlank®. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank lap siding protects homes in all kinds of climates.

IBS: Huber Engineered Woods Launches ZIP System Radiant Barrier

IBS: Huber Engineered Woods Launches ZIP System Radiant Barrier

Huber Engineered Woods is known for their high-performance flooring panel, AdvanTech, and the ZIP System sheathing and tape system. Beth Straeten, Marketing Manager for Huber Engineered Woods, introduces the ZIP System Radiant Barrier. Combining the ZIP System technology with Radiant...

Enertech Introduces Versatile Geothermal System at IBS

Enertech Introduces Versatile Geothermal System at IBS

Brett Tate of Enertech introduces the GeoComfort EVS Series geothermal system. It's a flexible, versatile geothermal system that is ideal for builders who are looking for a single unit to that works for a variety on installations.

Fluidmaster® Click Seal® Water Supply Connector Prevents Leaks and Damage to Your Toilet

Fluidmaster® Click Seal® Water Supply Connector Prevents Leaks and Damage to Your Toilet

Fluidmaster® Click Seal® Water Supply Connector lets you know when you have a perfect seal on the fill valve on your toilet. This prevents leaks, cracks, and damage resulting from loose or tight connectors - saving water and money. The...

IBS: SolarCity offers solar options to home builders

IBS: SolarCity offers solar options to home builders

SolarCity partners with builders to offer solar photovoltaic systems on new homes. With the program, SolarCity promises to deliver the benefits of solar power to homebuyers for little to no upfront cost. Walter Cuculic, manager of the builder program for...

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

Although building codes and regulations in some areas are focusing on energy efficiency, builders can construct homes that perform much better than code-built homes without substantially higher costs. Gary Parsons, lead building scientist for Dow Building Solutions, explains the philosophy...

ClimateMaster Introduces Highest Efficiency Geothermal System at IBS

ClimateMaster Introduces Highest Efficiency Geothermal System at IBS

ClimateMaster is one of the leaders in geothermal heating and cooling, so they are no stranger to energy-efficient systems. Raj Hiremath introduces the new Trilogy 40 Geothermal Heat Pump System and explains why operating on three variable speed components -...

Boral Bricks Debuts New Line of Ashlar Accents at IBS

Boral Bricks Debuts New Line of Ashlar Accents at IBS

Crysta Thomas, brand manager at Boral Bricks, introduces the new line of Ashlar Accents at IBS 2014. These brick accents add to the beauty of a home while maintaining the durability and energy efficiency of brick.

The Future of Residential Green Building - Matt Belcher Interview

The Future of Residential Green Building - Matt Belcher Interview

ProudGreenHome.com interviews Matt Belcher, Chairman of NAHB's Green Building Sub-Committee, about the future of residential green building. McGraw Hill Construction projects that the green market is expected to double by 2016. Matt is a nationally-recognized builder, author, trainer and consultant...

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...

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers.   See The Future of Green Building - Part 1.

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers. Watch the Future of Green Building - Part 2.

Greenbuild interview - EcoDrain

Greenbuild interview - EcoDrain

An interview with David Velan of EcoDrain™ at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. The EcoDrain™ is a small, easy-to-install device with no moving parts. The key to saving you money is the heat-exchange channels. These flattened, sealed channels were developed to maximize...

Greenbuild interview - Polycor Vetrazzo

Greenbuild interview - Polycor Vetrazzo

Recycled materials are a vital part of green building, and Polycor Vetrazzo provides a wide range of materials made from stone and recycled glass. Vetrazzo features countertops, cabinet pulls and other items made with recycled glass that provide a unique...

Greenbuild interview - Panasonic Eco Solutions

Greenbuild interview - Panasonic Eco Solutions

Ken Nelson with Panasonic Eco Solutions discusses developments that make air ventilation a critical part of green building design, and reviews some of the latest fan technologies that save energy while ensuring indoor air quality.

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