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A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.
As kitchen and bath trends develop, plumbing fixtures and equipment evolve to deliver style while saving water.
KB Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, uses its high performance demonstration homes to refine the building practices and technologies that find their way into production homes.
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.
With record droughts in some parts of the country, water conservation now receives as much focus as energy savings.
Because the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be built to Passive House standards, the heating and cooling demand will be minimal.
At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.
With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.
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.
Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.
A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.
When building a high-performance home, like the Proud Green Home St. Louis project, an important decisions our team had to make was how to construct the insulation package.
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.
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.