Environments for Living offers green building with a guarantee

Environments for Living offers green building with a guarantee

To make it easier for builders to offer high performance homes, the Environments for Living program provides a roadmap for green building.

Ventilation fans deliver indoor air quality and better comfort

Ventilation fans deliver indoor air quality and better comfort

Ventilation design is vital to ensure the proper amount of air changes in a home and ensure control of moisture and pollutants to improve indoor air quality.

More affordable green home plans coming to market

More affordable green home plans coming to market

As environmentally friendly, “green” homes become a larger part of the homebuilding landscape, San Francisco-based Houseplans.com, is helping bring that trend to life.

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.

Keep your home pest free in the spring season

Keep your home pest free in the spring season

Pest control professionals believe that the spring season is the right time to start the pest cleaning process.

Deep green remodel will be a living laboratory for Purdue

Deep green remodel will be a living laboratory for Purdue

A deep green rebuild of a 1920s vintage Craftsman home demonstrates that existing housing stock can be transformed into a net-zero energy, water and waste high performance home.

Solar panels convert 60s terraced house into net zero model

Solar panels convert 60s terraced house into net zero model

Students from Delft University took a 1960s terraced house and turned it into a net-zero home with a new skin that connected solar panels, glass walls and smart technology with the existing structure.

Go behind the walls of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Go behind the walls of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a wide variety of advanced building science techniques and products designed to deliver a high-performance home.

The best small space upgrades for a tiny home

The best small space upgrades for a tiny home

Here is a list of must-have items for your smaller living space that can cut back on energy costs/use and really just look fantastic overall.

Italian home wins first LEED Platinum rating in Europe

Italian home wins first LEED Platinum rating in Europe

Over the expected 100-year life span of the BioCasa 82 home near Treviso, Italy, it is expected to produce 60 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than a traditional building.

Why Proud Green Home St. Louis?

When Hibbs Homes and Verdatek Solutions had an opportunity to team up with Proud Green Home to build a high performance showcase home in the St. Louis area we immediately knew which upcoming project would be an ideal fit.

Amazing qualities of bamboo and natural bedding

Amazing qualities of bamboo and natural bedding

Bamboo is a popular bedding material but not without good reason. There are a number of things about bamboo comforters that make them one of the most popular ones amongst the range of organic bedding available today.

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.

Green construction strategies for the best in building envelopes

Green construction strategies for the best in building envelopes

When a homeowner or building professional searches for building products, there are many ways to go green. In addition to energy-saving options look for products with green attributes throughout the lifecycle of a product.

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.

 ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.

Builders face challenges in selling the green home story

Builders face challenges in selling the green home story

It can be difficult to convince home buyers of the value of investing in energy-efficient and healthy homes that may come at a premium price compared to homes of similar size in the same market. But some forward-thinking homebuilders are doing it any way.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

A 148-home central Florida development may be the sign that net-zero living has gone mainstream.

Smart thermostat adjusts to your busy lifestyle

Smart thermostat adjusts to your busy lifestyle

Your home will know when you're getting close and turn the heat to your comfort zone.

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