High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

New drywall breaks all the rules for hanging things on the wall and standing up to abuse.

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Residential builders and remodelers who have experienced the pain of job delays or callbacks for squeaky subfloors will soon have access to a combination of subfloor products to combat squeaks.

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating system is made green in the U.S.

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating system is made green in the U.S.

Stephan Irgens, CEO and chief engineer of STEP Warmfloor, and Monica Irgens, president, gave ProudGreenHome.com an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the manufacturing, research & design, and logistics operations at the company's LEED-registered headquarters.

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.

Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.

 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.

IBS: Warmboard Radiant Heating Systems introduces heat source that is as easy to install as a water heater

IBS: Warmboard Radiant Heating Systems introduces heat source that is as easy to install as a water heater

Warmboard, Inc. manufactures energy-efficient radiant heating panels. Warmboard panels quickly generate even heat across the entire surface of your floor, making your home more comfortable, improving air quality and significantly reducing energy usage. Terry Alsberg, Founder/CEO of Warmboard, shows us...

KleenWrap fights construction debris at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

KleenWrap fights construction debris at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, explains some of the steps taken to ensure job site cleanliness. The home will meet several strict building standards, including EarthCraft and Energy Star.

Warmboard Installation

Warmboard Installation

See how simple Warmboard radiant heating panels are to install and how the panels can be sawn with a Skilsaw and nailed or screwed directly to your floor joists just like any conventional subfloor. The same labor that would ordinarily...

Warmboard Radiant Heating Comparison

Warmboard Radiant Heating Comparison

In November 2011, we conducted a series of experiments to compare the performance of Warmboard to other radiant products. In each test, both panels experienced the same water temperature and the same air temperature. The results speak for themselves.

IBS: Kleendeck

IBS: Kleendeck

Gary Kadlec, owner of Kleendeck, talks to editor Teena Hammond about the importance of a clean building site.

KBIS: Dal-Tile

KBIS: Dal-Tile

Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director of Dal-Tile Corp., talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome.

NAHB IBS: Trex Co.

NAHB IBS: Trex Co.

At the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Mike Onderko, senior product manager for Trex Co.

NAHB: Part wood, part plastic equals tough and green

NAHB: Part wood, part plastic equals tough and green

Combining wood with recycled plastic produces a multi-purpose, durable and sustainable material.

Old barns find new homes

Old barns find new homes

Barnwood Inc., formed in 2007, disassembles old barns from the Northwest destined to be demolished and burned, and refurbishes wood into cabinets and furniture, and even framing.

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