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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...
As homes are becoming increasingly airtight, proper ventilation is critical for optimal indoor air quality. To help inform building trade professionals on how to select home ventilation systems, Zehnder America, manufacturers of heat and energy recovery ventilation systems, now offers...
An ERV will flow fresh air throughout the home for better indoor air quality and comfort.
Learn how to save lumber and stop thermal bridging with the latest in building science.
Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, gives a tour of some the advanced framing techniques used on the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. This techniques result in less lumber used and greater opportunity for insulation and...
Learn the building science secrets behind the walls of this home that will meet multiple green building certifications.
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.
When a home is built to the Passive House standard, one of the key design issues is ensuring an adequate flow of fresh air for proper indoor air quality. Today’s buildings have become tighter and more insulated due to building...
A tight building envelope pays off for a high-performance home.
Let builder Luis Imery take you on a behind-the-drywall tour of the open-cell spray foam insulation that makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe a high performance home. The insulation was a huge contributing factor to the home testing at...
Let builder Luis Imery take you on a behind-the-drywall tour of some the building science in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. Here technicians apply open-cell spray foam insulation from BASF. Read more at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe Research Center.
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...
During the pre-drywall blower door test, The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was found to be about 90 percent tighter than a home built to the 2009 building codes. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
Innovative building science delivers high performance and energy efficiency in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
Work accelerates on the interior as mechanical systems and insulation are installed.
One challenge of building an energy-efficient home is planning for adequate ventilation.
Metal siding and roofing blend with other exterior materials for a unique design and high performance.
ProudGreenHome.com launches its first home at Serenbe.