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.

 Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

One of the green certifications that the builders of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis plan to achieve is the EPA's WaterSense designation, and the plumbing fixtures are part of the water-saving strategy for the home.

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.

High performance home market growing in St Louis

High performance home market growing in St Louis

The recent Muddy Boots tour of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis drew many interested people from the area to view the high performance home in progress.

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the vision of its architect and builder to deliver a high performance, yet livable, home to the clients.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

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.

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

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.

Go behind the walls of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Go behind the walls of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a wide variety of advanced building science techniques and products designed to deliver a high-performance home.

 Leaders launch Colorado new solar home initiative

Leaders launch Colorado new solar home initiative

Builders and solar energy leaders launched a Colorado New Solar Home initiative that would make it easier for builders to include solar options for all home buyers in new subdivisions. Officials from leading home builders and the solar industry said...

 Building science behind the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Building science behind the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.

How the Proud Green Home of St. Louis got its start

How the Proud Green Home of St. Louis got its start

When Michael and Emily Kuentz found out they were transferring from Fort Worth to St. Louis, they knew they wanted to build a new home that was healthy for their family.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.

How to use spray foam insulation to make your home more energy efficient

How to use spray foam insulation to make your home more energy efficient

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or, the small amount of air movement from an entrance door.

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

Although building codes and regulations in some areas are focusing on energy efficiency, builders can construct homes that perform much better than code-built homes without substantially higher costs. Gary Parsons, lead building scientist for Dow Building Solutions, explains the philosophy...

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