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