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.

New spray foam insulation reduces environmental impact

New spray foam insulation reduces environmental impact

Fourth generation spray foam insulation reduces the environmental concerns of the product for use in high performance homes.

Spray foam insulation is easer with a new portable rig

Spray foam insulation is easer with a new portable rig

For contractors and builders, spray foam installation is easer with a portable foam rig that has the power of a larger system.

Seal the building envelope with innovative products

Seal the building envelope with innovative products

Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

Air sealing is easier with upgraded spray sealant

Air sealing is easier with upgraded spray sealant

While green building has long emphasized insulation, recent research by Building Science Corporation showed that air sealing is at least as important as the R-value of the insulation in a building envelope.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.

Insulated house wrap tackles continuous insulation requirements

Insulated house wrap tackles continuous insulation requirements

Continuous insulation and tougher wall insulation requirements are part of the new building codes, and building professionals are looking for ways to meet the challenge.

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.

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.

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.

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.

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Most homes don't have enough insulation in the attic near the eaves, but a new truss design can make that problem go away. As this video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the...

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.

Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation offers a combination of sustainability in production in the built environment as well as a high level of resiliency.

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.

Insulation projects are easier with engineered foam panels

Insulation projects are easier with engineered foam panels

At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference and Expo, Dean Seibert, vice president of sales for InSoFast, demonstrates the foam panels that make do-it-yourself and whole-house insulation projects a snap.

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.

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