New DOE specs for Energy Star windows

New DOE specs for Energy Star windows

Residential windows are advancing along with the rest of the building envelope, and in keeping with the industry’s ongoing innovation the ENERGY STAR Windows program has updated its Eligibility Criteria.

Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

A guide to money-wise & green home renovations

A guide to money-wise & green home renovations

Did you know that one of the best ways to make your home insulated and "green" is to get your garage door up to snuff?

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.

 Solar powered louvered roof system turns patios into outdoor living space

Solar powered louvered roof system turns patios into outdoor living space

In a warm climate, outdoor living spaces can be come uncomfortably warm in the summer heat.

Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

Anyone with beautiful, functional but perhaps drafty windows can have an economical sealing solution without having to replace them.

Triple pane windows deliver home energy savings

Triple pane windows deliver home energy savings

While it is hard to quantify the exact savings a homeowner will realize when they use energy efficient windows for their next building project, the savings can add up quickly.

Don't underestimate the power of windows in a high performance home

Don't underestimate the power of windows in a high performance home

There is a desperate need for reasonably priced, high-R windows.

Marvin Windows and Doors named most ethical large US company

Marvin Windows and Doors named most ethical large US company

Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Replacement windows available in casement and awning styles

Replacement windows available in casement and awning styles

Casement and awning style windows are considered some of the most energy-saving types on the market, but there have been few options for replacement or insert windows.

Check out the latest hot home building products

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

Open the secrets behind an energy-efficient door

Open the secrets behind an energy-efficient door

It's opened and closed thousands of times each year, but do homeowners really know what’s inside their front door?

Window films deliver an extra layer of efficiency

Window films deliver an extra layer of efficiency

To manage solar heat gain through windows, window film offers an ideal solution for architects, building project managers, and business and homeowners who seek to make buildings and homes visually appealing, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Eastman Chemical Company’s IQue...

 Insulated glass options boost window performance

Insulated glass options boost window performance

Many IGUs have the ENERGY STAR designation and as a result, can reduce household energy costs by as much as 15 percent. This can result in saving as much as $500 a year on utility bills.

 Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.

 Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

Hurricane-proof windows tested by a 2x4 shot out of a cannon (video)

If an object hits a window and shatters during a storm, wind and water get into the home causing further damage as well as potential harm to anyone inside.

 Healthy home demo features indoor air quality strategies

Healthy home demo features indoor air quality strategies

Why is a healthy home important? The EPA has said that 46 percent of homes, commercial buildings and schools have an indoor air quality problem due to moisture and mold. LEED indicates in their Green Apple Campaign that 15,000 schools in the U.S.

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