PVC trim handles tough exterior duty with no upkeep

PVC trim handles tough exterior duty with no upkeep

Today, people want the beauty of wood without the high cost of maintenance that goes with it. That’s why they’re turning to cellular PVC products.

Composite shakes deliver the look of real cedar without the maintenance

Composite shakes deliver the look of real cedar without the maintenance

Cedar shake has long been a favored exterior finish, but it has a reputation for being high maintenance.

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

There's nothing like the look of a cedar shake roof, but no one likes the maintenance that goes with it.

Natural mineral surfaces stand up to harsh environments

Natural mineral surfaces stand up to harsh environments

Exterior cladding made of natural materials that offers long life and durability, including resistance to scratching, offers a variety of use options.

New exterior claddings mimic natural products with zero maintenance

New exterior claddings mimic natural products with zero maintenance

Builders and homeowners love the look of traditional natural finishes, but the maintenance headaches can be a real downer.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

As the green home building market continues to expand, the Appraisal Institute is offering a variety of tools and training to its members to serve the growing interest from builders and buyers.

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Homebuilders often cite properly valuing green homes as a challenge to wider adoption in the marketplace.

 Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Choosing the right ERV or HRV for a building project doesn't have to be complicated.

IBS video: Home exteriors designed for curb appeal and performance

IBS video: Home exteriors designed for curb appeal and performance

Whether a homeowner is updating the home exterior for their own enjoyment or for resale, "Killer Curb Appeal" has benefits for both.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

Metal cool roof delivers energy savings with style

Metal cool roof delivers energy savings with style

Cool roof certified roofing materials help reduce the heating load of a home, and can mimic any style.

Vinyl frame sliding doors deliver efficiency and style

Vinyl frame sliding doors deliver efficiency and style

What used to be a niche market has become mainstream as more manufacturers develop sliding doors to help homeowners blend indoors and outdoor living.

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

It's what's on the inside that usually counts the most, and green homes are no exception.

 Students get an inside look at high performance home building

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

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.

Sustainable siding offers durable options for exterior style and durability

Sustainable siding offers durable options for exterior style and durability

Fiber cement siding has been recognized as a sustainable building product in a survey of green building professionals.

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