Teena Hammond
Teena Hammond has published more than 2,000 articles in People and W magazines, Women's Wear Daily, and in dozens of newspapers and books. She also wrote a home improvement, remodeling and decor column that ran in Gannett newspapers nationwide. She's interested in all things green and would love to hear from you with your story ideas.

GE launches GeoSpring hybrid electric water heater

GE launches GeoSpring hybrid electric water heater

General Electric launches its most energy efficient water heater. The GeoSpring is the first hybrid Energy Star-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.

IBS: The latest in energy-efficient windows (Video)

IBS: The latest in energy-efficient windows (Video)

Install energy-efficient windows and doors to cut costs and save on monthly utility bills.

Keeping a clean building site at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

Keeping a clean building site at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

A clean building site means better indoor air quality for homeowners. Find out how to keep a building site clean with Kleendeck.

The builder's perspective on the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

The builder's perspective on the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

Watch as Luis Imery, principal of The Imery Group, talks to Teena Hammond, editor of ProudGreenHome, about what he hopes to accomplish as the builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.

SmartBIM and the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

SmartBIM and the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

Find out how SmartBIM helps to save energy when constructing a home.

Sustainable home exterior products at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

Sustainable home exterior products at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (Video)

Boral Bricks is a sponsor of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe and is supplying sustainable bricks to be used in the home's interior and exterior. Watch as Teena Hammond, editor of ProudGreenHome, talks to Boral executives about the home:

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe: the architect (Video)

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe: the architect (Video)

Chris Laumer-Giddens, principal with LG Squared and the architect of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, talks about the project. Find out how Laumer-Giddens believes a home should operate as a system, as he talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director...

IBS: Benefits of geothermal (Video)

IBS: Benefits of geothermal (Video)

The benefits of geothermal heating and cooling are vast, providing energy efficiency and a comfortable home.

Serenbe Farms adding new crops (Video)

Serenbe Farms adding new crops (Video)

Serenbe Farms is adding 3 acres of flowers, small fruits and other produce to the 350-plus crops already available at the organic farm.

NAHB announces green building award winners at IBS

NAHB announces green building award winners at IBS

The NAHB honored several builders, remodelers and and other home building industry professionals as winners of the National Green Building Awards given during the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

NAHB IBS: Vegas bound

NAHB IBS: Vegas bound

Are you ready for Vegas? And no, I'm not talking about a junket to play slot machines. It's nearly time for the NAHB's International Builders' Show (IBS) on Jan.

ProudGreenHome's top 10 December articles

ProudGreenHome's top 10 December articles

Solar power for homes, passive house concepts and the tiny house movement were among the top 10 most-read articles on ProudGreenHome in December.

Goodbye, 75-watt light bulb

Goodbye, 75-watt light bulb

It's the new year and time to say goodbye to the 75-watt incandescent bulb. On January 1 it was phased out in favor of higher-efficiency lights such as LEDs, CFLs and halogen. On January 1, 2012, 100-watt incandescent light bulbs disappeared.

Geothermal, wind get one-year reprieve in fiscal cliff deal

Geothermal, wind get one-year reprieve in fiscal cliff deal

Wind and geothermal benefit the most from the one-year extension of the production tax credit as part of the last-minute fiscal cliff decision by Congress.

ProudGreenHome's most-read stories of 2012

ProudGreenHome's most-read stories of 2012

The year's top stories included features on alternative types of home construction, energy-efficient building materials, appliances and solar power.

Deadline looming for energy-efficient appliance tax credits and rebates

Deadline looming for energy-efficient appliance tax credits and rebates

Many state and federal rebates and tax credits end on December 31, so it's exactly the right time to buy energy-efficient appliances and home improvement materials in order to claim them before the deadline. A handy website to review all...

Happy holidays, Gangnam Style

Happy holidays, Gangnam Style

There's nothing more appealing to me than a clever sense of humor. Which is why I couldn't resist grinning when I watched the SolarEdge holiday greeting in the form of a quirky music video titled Solar Gangnam Style. The video is a parody of the ubiquitious Gangnam Style video that has gone viral on YouTube with its catchy beat and funky dancing.

Builder confidence at 6-1/2 year high

Builder confidence at 6-1/2 year high

Confidence among home builders is at a 6-1/2 year high according to the index released today by the National Association of Home Builders.

PG&E unveils zero net energy home display and modular classroom

PG&E unveils zero net energy home display and modular classroom

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is unveiling the utility's first zero net energy home display and modular classroom at its Energy Training Center in Stockton, Calif. 

Garage turns into energy-efficient guest house (Video/Photo Gallery)

Garage turns into energy-efficient guest house (Video/Photo Gallery)

In San Diego, homeowners converted a garage into a guest house complete with LED lighting, energy-efficient windows, insulation, a tankless water heater, water conserving toilet and a low-voltage heating and cooling unit.

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