DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

A model home for a golf course community in Pennsylvania exceeds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home requirements, delivering long-term value for its new owners.

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living without compromise

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living without compromise

Homeowners want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, but large sliding doors have not always been the most energy-efficient option.

New concrete roof tiles offer color choices, cool roof performance

New concrete roof tiles offer color choices, cool roof performance

Cool roof products come in a variety of roof types, including metal, asphalt and built-up roofs as well as concrete tiles.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Insulated house wrap tackles continuous insulation requirements

Insulated house wrap tackles continuous insulation requirements

Continuous insulation and tougher wall insulation requirements are part of the new building codes, and building professionals are looking for ways to meet the challenge.

GE launches 80 gallon hybrid GeoSpring water heater

GE launches 80 gallon hybrid GeoSpring water heater

With new energy efficiency requirements looming, GE has announced an 80-gallon Energy Star ENERGY STAR-qualified GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heaters.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

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.

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

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.

Environments for Living offers green building with a guarantee

Environments for Living offers green building with a guarantee

To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.

IBS: LG brings Studio appliances to the Ultimate Kitchen

IBS: LG brings Studio appliances to the Ultimate Kitchen

David VanderWaal, Senior Director of Marketing for LG USA, takes us on a tour of the appliances in the Ultimate Kitchen at the International Builders' Show. The LG Studio Series of appliances combines high-performance technology and design to meet the needs of every consumer.

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

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.

Active House USA: Matt Belcher talks about building green

Active House USA: Matt Belcher talks about building green

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.

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