The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.
A comprehensive insulation effort can elevate any home into a model of efficiency. Guarding against air leaks and moisture not only contributes to lower energy bills, but also added comfort for the homeowner. This white paper takes a look at insulation and air sealing strategies for foundations, basements, crawl spaces, walls, roofs, and attics.
Dow's STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene foam insulation products in North America have received validation from UL Environment that they contain 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content on average.
With the introduction of FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation, builders can get the same performance attributes as high-pressure foam in a low-pressure spray foam system, without the expense of a rig.
An award-winning company itself, David Weekley Homes has been evaluating suppliers for over a decade and honoring the best in class with its prestigious award.
With summer and hotter temperatures upon us, a home’s attic is often a prime source for rising energy expenses during June, July and August as your HVAC system works to try to keep your home cool.
It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.
Insulation and air sealing play a key role in your home, helping keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. Here are five facts about both – and reasons why neither should be overlooked.
The heat trapped inside an attic can cause temperatures to surpass 160 degrees. That means HVAC systems are working harder than they should have to, affecting durability, longevity and, in the immediate term, resulting in escalating cooling costs. This white paper identifies proper insulation and sealing techniques for a home's attic space.
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.
For contractors and builders, spray foam installation is easer with a portable foam rig that has the power of a larger system.
Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.
Meeting minimum performance when building a home is out. Dow Building Solutions explains why building an "Outperformance" home and exceeding building code is becoming more important.
As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.
With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.
A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.
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.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.
Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.