The Future of Green Building - Part 1

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers. Watch the Future of Green Building - Part 2.

7 home improvements that give your home a fresh look

7 home improvements that give your home a fresh look

As soon as you get the title of a homeowner, you instantly become responsible for each and everything in your home and stuck in the vicious cycle of home improvements for life! Does your home look like an old shack;...

A look back at the top blogs of 2013

A look back at the top blogs of 2013

ACEs share their unique green building expertise.

Protection and performance against the storm

Protection and performance against the storm

It’s no surprise that severe storms, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters can lead to extreme damage of residences, affecting both the structural integrity and long-term value of a home.

Greenbuild interview - Boral

Greenbuild interview - Boral

At the Greenbuild Expo in Philadelphia, Boral's Kayla Kratz reviews some of the sustainable building products that Boral offers. Roofing and exterior cladding made from durable materials provides a green approach to building that can save on repairs and maintenance...

Managing air and water flow makes for a better building envelope

Managing air and water flow makes for a better building envelope

Moisture control is becoming more prominent in building codes and green building certifications.

CertainTeed Sustainable Building Products - Interview at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

CertainTeed Sustainable Building Products - Interview at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

An interview with Martha Strick of CertainTeed at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. Martha tells us about the Apollo II PV Roofing System and how it integrates into the roof of new and existing homes. It's low-profile, aesthetically pleasing and decreases waste from shingles.

Metal Sales Roofing, Siding, and Building Products - Interview at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

Metal Sales Roofing, Siding, and Building Products - Interview at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

Christian Nolte of Metal Sales at Greenbuild in Philadelphia explains how Metal Sales' products fit into a green home, including the recyclability, durability, and performance of metal roofing and siding.

Benjamin Obdyke Roof & Wall Products - Interview at Greenbuild Philadelphia

Benjamin Obdyke Roof & Wall Products - Interview at Greenbuild Philadelphia

An interview with Tara Murray of Benjamin Obdyke at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. Benjamin Obdyke is one of America's leading providers of high quality roof ventilation and wall moisture management building products. Tara explains how their roof ventilation and moisture management...

Vermont Pilots Program For High-Performance Mobile Homes, Post Irene (photos)

Vermont Pilots Program For High-Performance Mobile Homes, Post Irene (photos)

The Green Mountain State is building sturdy, efficient mobile homes to withstand extreme weather, and save owners money.

2013 Greenbuild International Expo, November 20-22

2013 Greenbuild International Expo, November 20-22

More than 30,000 attendees from 90 countries are expected to come together this week in Philadelphia for the 2013 Greenbuild International Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to all sectors of green building. With a reputation for delivering...

Green Construction Could Mitigate Storm Impact

Green Construction Could Mitigate Storm Impact

Extreme weather is a more prevelant fact of life. Green construction methods can help mitigate some of its impact.

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 2)

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 2)

Union City is one of the most energy efficient plants in the United States and one of the newest brick plants owned by Boral, which operates several throughout the nation. Comprised of three buildings, the 165,000-square-foot state-of-the-art plant has the...

Avoid unwanted surprises behind your walls

Avoid unwanted surprises behind your walls

If you’re like me, you likely watch a lot of reality home improvement shows. Have you noticed that during the renovation process homeowners are almost always confronted with nasty surprises behind their walls—rot, decay, mold, pests, no insulation, etc.? These...

How Schneider Electric's Micro-Grid Powered the Solar Decathlon

How Schneider Electric's Micro-Grid Powered the Solar Decathlon

Schneider Electric's micro-grid helped the Solar Decathlon's homes use net zero energy during the competition. A first.

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 1)

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 1)

In one of my previous blogs, I wrote about Boral Industries’ commitment to sustainability through its products and the plants in which they are produced. In my next two posts, I am going to take a more in-depth look at...

Proud Green Home spotlights manufacturer's support of deep green building

Proud Green Home spotlights manufacturer's support of deep green building

Find out more about the technology that makes a Great Green Home.

Made in America: A growing trend in new home construction

Made in America: A growing trend in new home construction

Today’s building and construction industry has an increased interest to take responsibility for the ecological and social impacts of its operations. The construction of American-made homes has become a new option for homebuilders that not only delivers a more sustainable...

Cradle to Cradle finalists show what's next in green building (photos)

Cradle to Cradle finalists show what's next in green building (photos)

Innovative products point the way to better buiiding systems.

First Passive House certified in Colorado (photos)

First Passive House certified in Colorado (photos)

Home meets strict performance standards for energy efficiency and  ventilation.

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