Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

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.

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

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: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

Although building codes and regulations in some areas are focusing on energy efficiency, builders can construct homes that perform much better than code-built homes without substantially higher costs. Gary Parsons, lead building scientist for Dow Building Solutions, explains the philosophy...

Boral Bricks Debuts New Line of Ashlar Accents at IBS

Boral Bricks Debuts New Line of Ashlar Accents at IBS

Crysta Thomas, brand manager at Boral Bricks, introduces the new line of Ashlar Accents at IBS 2014. These brick accents add to the beauty of a home while maintaining the durability and energy efficiency of brick.

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe Wins NAHB Green Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe Wins NAHB Green Project of the Year

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was selected by the NAHB as the Project of the Year: Single Family - Small Volume. The award was presented at the annual International Builders Show (IBS) to builder Luis Imery of the Imery...

Greenbuild interview - Polycor Vetrazzo

Greenbuild interview - Polycor Vetrazzo

Recycled materials are a vital part of green building, and Polycor Vetrazzo provides a wide range of materials made from stone and recycled glass. Vetrazzo features countertops, cabinet pulls and other items made with recycled glass that provide a unique...

Greenbuild interview - Icynene

Greenbuild interview - Icynene

Spray foam insulation can perform double duty in a building. Building professionals specify it for the R-value, insulating the home in a cost-effective way. But it also offers a high level of air sealing in the same application. Betsy Cosper...

Greenbuild interview - Dan Wise

Greenbuild interview - Dan Wise

Builders Dan Wise is guiding John & Judy Jones on their green building adventure. Dan is constructing a custom Lindal cedar home in eastern Pennsylvania.

Greenbuild interview - Andersen Windows

Greenbuild interview - Andersen Windows

All too often, windows and doors are the weak link in a high-performance building envelope. Fortunately, manufacturers are continually developing more products to help homeowners and builders improve the building envelope while offering a broad range of styles, colors and...

Greenbuild interview - Boral

Greenbuild interview - Boral

At the Greenbuild Expo in Philadelphia, Boral's Kayla Kratz reviews some of the sustainable building products that Boral offers. Roofing and exterior cladding made from durable materials provides a green approach to building that can save on repairs and maintenance...

Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si says factory-built homes are a good call

Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si says factory-built homes are a good call

Factory-built modular homes offer some green building advantages that make them a smart choice for homebuyers. That's why Uncle Si Robertson from TV's Duck Dynasty paired with Clayton Homes to unveil the limited editon "Si Pad" an affordable, quality home designed with the active outdoorsman in mind. Read more about modular homes here.

GE unveils Home 2025 vision

GE unveils Home 2025 vision

GE has imagined the technological enhancements that will change the way we live and how our homes will look a dozen years from now, after studying trends in advances in food science, demographic shifts, ecological issues, healthcare services, water scarcity...

Active House USA: Building green in a historic neighborhood

Active House USA: Building green in a historic neighborhood

Jeff Day, the architect for Active House USA and owner of Jeff Day and Associates, talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, about the choices that had to be made while building a highly energy-efficient green home in a historic neighborhood filled with turn-of-the-century structures.

NAHB IBS: Ply Gem Siding Group

NAHB IBS: Ply Gem Siding Group

ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Jerry Blais, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem Siding Group, at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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