A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.

Weather resistant sheathing stands up to tough building codes

Weather resistant sheathing stands up to tough building codes

As new building codes call for continuous insulation and air sealing, building professionals are looking for ways to meet codes with fewer steps.

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.

IBS: Huber Engineered Woods Launches ZIP System Radiant Barrier

IBS: Huber Engineered Woods Launches ZIP System Radiant Barrier

Huber Engineered Woods is known for their high-performance flooring panel, AdvanTech, and the ZIP System sheathing and tape system. Beth Straeten, Marketing Manager for Huber Engineered Woods, introduces the ZIP System Radiant Barrier. Combining the ZIP System technology with Radiant...

Advanced framing techniques mean high performance for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Advanced framing techniques mean high performance for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, gives a tour of some the advanced framing techniques used on the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. This techniques result in less lumber used and greater opportunity for insulation and...

NAHB: Sustainable forestry and the building of homes

NAHB: Sustainable forestry and the building of homes

Meet a firm that provides lumber from its own forest, replanting trees as it goes.

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