Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.

Durable countertops mimic natural materials without the maintenance

With new laminate finishes from Formica, it's easy to bring a touch of nature into any kitchen.

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.

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

New drywall breaks all the rules for hanging things on the wall and standing up to abuse.

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Residential builders and remodelers who have experienced the pain of job delays or callbacks for squeaky subfloors will soon have access to a combination of subfloor products to combat squeaks.

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.

Wall assembly designed to boost insulation using traditional techniques

The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.

IBS: Sheathing tackles seismic and building envelope codes

Quake Zone sheathing from Norbord is designed to help builders meet seismic building codes with faster construction time and less waste.

IBS Video: Sheathing design supports raised heel truss framing

Raised heel trusses, sometimes called Energy Trusses, are a great way to add insulation to the attic of a home.

Insulated sheathing fights thermal bridging in the building envelope

As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't add labor costs.

Engineered shake & shingle siding delivers the look of cedar without the upkeep

Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.

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.

Durable sheathing resists weather for easier builds

Sheathing that can stand up to the weather helps builders deliver a better quality home.

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.

Sustainable timber product used to create carbon negative window frames

Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.

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.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

Waste matters: an approach to building waste management that reduces cost

It’s a known fact there will be some waste associated with using building materials. One approach to minimizing both the amount of waste generated and the amount that gets dumped in landfills is to view housing as part of a broader manufacturing cycle.

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.

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