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Build Your Home with a High-Performance Thermal Envelope for Improved Energy Efficiency and Comfort

With today's green building technology, it's easy to think that all it takes to achieve a high-performance home is to choose the right products. This white paper reveals the importance of the thermal envelope and how windows, cladding, and air sealing can work together to improve the performance of your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Today's Residential Greenhouses: Grown with Efficiency and Imagination

This white paper takes a look at how residential greenhouses have evolved to become more efficient and identifies questions to keep in mind if you're considering one.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Solar Innovations




Ply Gem's Focus on Sustainability and Stewardship

Ply Gem is more than just a manufacturer, they help build communities. They are committed to developing sustainable products that contribute to the improved energy efficiency and life cycle benefits of homes. Whether it’s the materials they use, how they...

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Ply Gem


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New Urbanism Development Creates a Sustainable Community

The overall mission of Norton Commons is to provide its residents with More Life Per Square Foot.

Air Quality: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville was designed and constructed with healthy living in mind.

Architect Infuses Home with Green Building Passion

Good design pays for itself, and the proof can be seen in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.

TRI Pointe Launches HomeSmart Connected Home Line

WiFi connectivity means that homes are pre-wired for a central wireless access point.

ABC Green Home 3.0 Prepares for California's Net Zero Energy Regulations

This futuristic home will serve as a learning tool as California prepares to meet the 2020 mandates that require all new homes to be Net Zero Energy.

California Developer Strives to Go Beyond Tough Building Codes

With California codes forcing high performance and resource conservation into new homes, the developers must be creative in creating communities that attract buyers.

The World's Tallest Home on the Market - and It's Solar Powered

With its Star Wars and Batman similarities, it is also one of the most futuristic homes in the world.

Green Home Ready for Pre-Dry Wall Open House

The Green Shortz Green House is targeted for LEED for Homes, EarthCraft, and Zero Energy Ready Home certification.

2017 Landscaping Trends: Make a Statement with a New Front Yard

When cultivating curb appeal, it’s all about the plants.

NGBS Celebrates Green Home Certification Milestone

The 100,000th NGBS Green Certified home is part of Proffitt Dixon’s Peyton Stakes apartment community in Nashville, Tenn.

3 Ways Building A Tiny House Is Easy and Environmentally Responsible

Human beings have a natural liking for things in miniature.

Beautify Your Home With 2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

Turn your home into an Instagram-worthy living space without breaking the bank.

Affordable Net-Zero Homes Enter North America's Northern Metropolis

Landmark Homes now comfortably uses affordable and net zero home in the same sentence.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

ICFs Behind the Walls of Dream Waterfront House

In Sydney, Australia, insulated concrete forms helped successful entrepreneur Drew Muirhead build a home that reflected the Balinese resorts he loved.

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