High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.

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.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

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

 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.

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.

Build green from the ground up with panelized wall construction

Build green from the ground up with panelized wall construction

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.

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

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.

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

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.

Millennials altering American dream of home ownership

Millennials altering American dream of home ownership

Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.

Kohler launches EPDs for product transparency

Kohler launches EPDs for product transparency

EPDs are developed by manufacturers based on life cycle inventories and provide quantitative, third-party-certified details of a product's projected environmental impact from cradle to grave.

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

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...

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.

Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation offers a combination of sustainability in production in the built environment as well as a high level of resiliency.

 A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

Automated windows shades win the battle against the sun

Automated windows shades win the battle against the sun

With the right windows, sunlight can be transformed from problem into an asset by designing windows to manage heat and light.

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Does building a high performance home pay off?

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

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