Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.
Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.
Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.
With an emphasis on a durable building envelope, brick and stone will play a key role in the performance of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.
Radiant floor heating is becoming more popular as homeowners and builders look for energy efficient heating options that also deliver good indoor air quality.
Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.
At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference and Expo, Dean Seibert, vice president of sales for InSoFast, demonstrates the foam panels that make do-it-yourself and whole-house insulation projects a snap.
Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.
To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.
As new building codes call for continuous insulation and air sealing, building professionals are looking for ways to meet codes with fewer steps.
A high performance home starts from the ground up. Keeping water and air out of the places it doesn't belong in the home's envelope goes a long way to make the home more durable and comfortable, not to mention more efficient.
At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference & Expo, Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the DOE's Building Technologies Office, discussed some of the changes in the agency's programs for home builders.
The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was named a Housing Innovation Award winner by the U.S. Department of Energy during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.
Organizations like RESNET and LEED are raising the national standard of high performance homes, so it is important to know that your home is being built up to, or better than, par.
By showing the world that affordable housing can be high performance, Habitat for Humanity hopes to encourage others to build the same way.