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2017 Shingle Color of the Year Reflects Home Color Trends

2017 Shingle Color of the Year Reflects Home Color Trends

While a home’s roof typically represents 40% of the home’s exterior, homeowners often miss an opportunity to integrate the roof as part of a color-coordinated exterior.

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Green homes Q&A: Can high performance homes compete on price?

Green homes Q&A: Can high performance homes compete on price?

As the residential housing market continues to recover, there remains a question of how much buyers are willing to pay for high performance homes in a price-conscious market place.

Residential fiberglass insulation now free of formaldehyde

Residential fiberglass insulation now free of formaldehyde

New research shows the light density residential fiberglass insulation industry in the U.S. and Canada has finally eliminated the use of formaldehyde-based binders in its manufacturing. Formaldehyde is a human toxicant with a long history of use in residential insulation,...

Materials Health Certificates help eliminate chemicals of concern from building life cycle

The Material Health Certificate Registry is a new online tool for identifying and communicating the work of manufacturers toward chemically optimized products.

 Top U.S. energy rating companies create new industry resource

Top U.S. energy rating companies create new industry resource

To help meet the growing demand for energy efficient homes, as well as the renewed growth in new home construction, the country’s top energy raters joined together.

Check out what's behind the walls before you buy a home

Whether you’re buying a brand new home or building your dream house from scratch, what’s on the inside is just as important as what’s on the outside. With heating and cooling accounting for more than half (56 percent) of the...

Mineral wool insulation batt launches for the residential construction market

Mineral wool insulation batts give builders and homeowners an easy-to-install option for improving home performance. Thermafiber, an Owens Corning company, developed UltraBatt, a new residential and light commercial insulation batt to provide thermal comfort, fire protection and sound control in...

Celebrate Earth Month by joining shingle recycling pledge program

April is Earth Month, with Earth Day on April 22, and Owens Corning, through its roofing and asphalt business, invites homeowners to take the shingle recycling pledge as a way to show their commitment to keep old roofs out of...

NAHB IBS: Owens Corning

NAHB IBS: Owens Corning

ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Gale Tedhams, director of sustainability green products and communications for Owens Corning, at the NAHB IBS in Orlando, Fla.

Owens Corning expands shingle recycling program

Owens Corning has aligned with Earth911 Inc., host of a recycling directory, to expand shingle recycling opportunities for contractors and consumers. The alliance supports Owens Corning's commitment to sustainable roofing practices and broadens the scope of the company's industry-leading shingle...

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