High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.

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.

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.

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.

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis uses EcoDrain for drain heat recovery (video)

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.

Green home uses radiant floor heating for energy saving comfort

It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.

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.

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Starting with the architectural design, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the desire for a high level of indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency and an inviting refuge for the family.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

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.

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Because indoor air quality is one of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the builder used a polyethylene wrap to protect the subfloor during construction.

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.

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating system is made green in the U.S.

Stephan Irgens, CEO and chief engineer of STEP Warmfloor, and Monica Irgens, president, gave ProudGreenHome.com an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the manufacturing, research & design, and logistics operations at the company's LEED-registered headquarters.

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.

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.

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