IBS Interview: Ty Pennington talks spray foam insulation

IBS Interview: Ty Pennington talks spray foam insulation

After using spray foam insulation on a number of home renovation projects, TV's Ty Pennington talked about the benefits of a well insulated home.

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Because indoor air quality is one of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the builder used a polyethylene wrap to protect the subfloor during construction.

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.

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.

Uses for vegetative roofs blooming

Uses for vegetative roofs blooming

Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Does building a high performance home pay off?

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

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.

 Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

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.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

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.

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line.

High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.

Habitat for Humanity Building High Performance Homes

Habitat for Humanity Building High Performance Homes

By showing the world that affordable housing can be high performance, Habitat for Humanity hopes to encourage others to build the same way.

Prefab home cuts building time

Prefab home cuts building time

The new Element prefab home model from Blu Homes Inc. is designed to be build in half of the time of a custom home but offers thousands of combinations for personalization. Read more and see photos here.

IBS: DuPont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

IBS: DuPont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

Every builder is familiar with Tyvek® HomeWrap®, but DuPont™ recently introduced Tyvek ThermaWrap™ 5.0.

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