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Read the first 3 of 9 themes behind the first Proud Green Home.
The Proud Green Home opens for public tours Aug. 16-17.
Clean air strategies started at the foundation of the home.
From the ground up the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was designed to have healthy indoor air quality. Here builder Luis Imery explains some of the large and small steps that were used to reduce dust in the home from construction. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
A tight building envelope pays off for outstanding home performance.
Some simple techniques provide hot water faster and at less cost.
Dennis Creech, co-founder and executive director of Atlanta-based Southface, has been selected as the fourth recipient of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership. The Hanley Award, presented to one recipient each year, is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, ECOHOME,...
Airflow is critical for home comfort and durability.
In the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, transfer air grilles help balance airflow among the rooms. This provides better comfort in the upstairs of the tightly built home. An ERV manages ventilation for the home, ensuring proper airflow for the...
Builder Luis Imery explains the function of the energy recovery ventilator (ERV) from Zehnder America in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The ERV recovers heat from the inside air before exchanging it for fresh outside air. That helps heat...
A super-tight home requires extra care in choosing products that won't emit harmful chemicals.
An ERV will flow fresh air throughout the home for better indoor air quality and comfort.
See who has the deepest commitment to green living.
Learn the building science secrets behind the walls of this home that will meet multiple green building certifications.
Find out what goes into making a perfect residential wall.
Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, explains some of the steps taken to ensure job site cleanliness. The home will meet several strict building standards, including EarthCraft and Energy Star.
Shelley Ross, director of marketing for Boral Bricks, recently spoke with the editors of Design Innovations about the sustainability of brick in three green home demonstration projects. The folks at Boral Bricks have known that brick is green for a...
Go behind the scenes to see what makes this home so special.
Architect Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared Inc. gives an overview of the heating and air conditioning installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The ducted mini split system from LG Electronics delivers a highly efficient environment for maximum home comfort in the Georgia climate.
To say that the Proud Green Home at Serenbe passed its first test with flying colors may be a bit of an understatement. The pre-dry wall blower door test found that the home was about 90 percent tighter than a...