Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.
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.
Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.
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.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
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.
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
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.
To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Spray foam insulation can perform double duty in a building. Building professionals specify it for the R-value, insulating the home in a cost-effective way. But it also offers a high level of air sealing in the same application. Betsy Cosper...
Builders Dan Wise is guiding John & Judy Jones on their green building adventure. Dan is constructing a custom Lindal cedar home in eastern Pennsylvania.