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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.
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.
Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.
The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.
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.
The typical hot water heater is constantly heating water at a determined temperature. It takes gas or electricity to accomplish this. The idea is when you want hot water, you got it. But, that’s not entirely true.
An on-demand pumping systems makes sense if the wait for hot water is long and the waste of ambient temperature water is significant in highly used areas such as...
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.
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.
The coming water shortage, solar power price drops, and performance-based building codes are among the top trends for 2014.
Every shower wastes about 90 percent of the energy from the hot water that flows down the drain.
If you have typical home plumbing you probably turn on the hot water and let it run until the water starts getting warm. That daily process multiplied by the number of people in your home times the number of homes in your community puts millions of gallons of unused water down the drain.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.
A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.
A highly energy efficient home recently built in St. Louis under the direction and partnership of ProudGreenHome.com, Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Bryne Architect and the High Performance Buildings Research Center includes the latest home efficiencies for energy savings and a healthy living environment.
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...
You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.
The ACT D’MAND Kontrols recirculating water pump that easily installs in new or existing homes to save over 10,000 gallons of water per home annually has over eight green and government certifications for its efficiency and savings.
If you are like most people you turn on the hot water faucet and wait…. and wait. In a minute or two you finally start to feel some warmth and eventually the hot water you ordered arrives.
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.