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For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.
The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.
The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.
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.
As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.
Starting with the architectural design, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the desire for a high level of indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency and an inviting refuge for the family.
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.
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