ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.

Spray foam industry focuses on training and quality

Spray foam industry focuses on training and quality

The spray foam industry is focusing on training and quality of installation as the industry grows.

Spray foam maker tackling environmental challenges

Spray foam maker tackling environmental challenges

Spray foam manufacturers are improving the environmental impact that was a part of the application process.

Options expand for cool roof colors and synthetic slate with natural appeal

Options expand for cool roof colors and synthetic slate with natural appeal

Options for durable, no maintenance roof products with the look of natural slate and wood are expanding.

Geothermal technology continues to boost energy efficiency

Geothermal technology continues to boost energy efficiency

New technologies continue to boost the efficiency of geothermal heating and cooling, already considered one of the most eco-friendly solutions.

Microbicidal paint creates safer living and working spaces

Microbicidal paint creates safer living and working spaces

The CDC notes that approximately one in 25 U.S. patients contract at least one infection during the course of their hospital care.

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

There's nothing like the look of a cedar shake roof, but no one likes the maintenance that goes with it.

Engineered slate tiles deliver long life and sustainability

Engineered slate tiles deliver long life and sustainability

Composite roofing products are designed to authentically replicate the look of a natural weathered cedar shake and shingles and slate.

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

New drywall breaks all the rules for hanging things on the wall and standing up to abuse.

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

As the green home building market continues to expand, the Appraisal Institute is offering a variety of tools and training to its members to serve the growing interest from builders and buyers.

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Homebuilders often cite properly valuing green homes as a challenge to wider adoption in the marketplace.

 Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Residential builders and remodelers who have experienced the pain of job delays or callbacks for squeaky subfloors will soon have access to a combination of subfloor products to combat squeaks.

Foundation insulation strategies reduce moisture movement and energy loss

Foundation insulation strategies reduce moisture movement and energy loss

Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.

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