Spray foam insulation offers a wide range of benefits, from high R-value and air sealing to reduced noise in the home. Many homeowners and building professionals are finding it offers great value and long-term pay back from reduced energy use...
David Gottfried, one of the founders of the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council, talks about his book Explosion Green that chronicles the twenty-year story of the global green building movement. David shares his unique perspective...
Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC, talks about LEED v4 that was announced at Greenbuild in Philadelphia in November 2013.
Teena Hammond, editor of ProudGreenHome, talks to Gary Parsons, research fellow for Dow Building Solutions, while at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
LG Electronics and Marc Rutenberg Homes have teamed together to product the Zero Energy America project of four net-zero homes in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Watch as Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, talks to Marc Rutenberg on the lanai of the first model home.
Matt Belcher, the project manager for Active House USA and principal of Verdatek Solutions, talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, about the Active House and some of the technical components of building such a highly energy-efficient home.
At the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla, ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Phil Kean, president of Phil Kean Designs and the architect and builder of the 2012 New American Home.
Anthony Maschmedt, principal of Dwell Development + Design/Build in Seattle, started his company in 2005 with an emphasis on building green with high efficiency designs in walkable communities.
The Margarido House is located in the Oakland hills region of California, an area where 3,000 homes burned to the ground in the tragic 1991 Oakland fire storm. Builder Mike McDonaldâs LEED Platinum, 4,600 square-foot home features a spectacular roof garden, as well as a host of green features throughout its two levels.
The Houston Green Building Resources Center hopes to show the general public how to learn about energy efficiency.
To be on the forefront of the important move to green homes that use little to no energy, itâs important to learn how to best design, build and operate zero energy homes, which greatly reduce its energy use through design and construction, so as to incorporate enough solar energy annually to generate as much energy as the home uses.