Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

Fox Blocks is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Randy Daniels, Regional Sales Manager for Fox Blocks, shows us some of the new ways that their insulated concrete forms are increasing the r-value (thermal resistance) of high performance homes.

IBS: DuPont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

IBS: DuPont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

Every builder is familiar with Tyvek® HomeWrap®, but DuPont™ recently introduced Tyvek ThermaWrap™ 5.0.

IBS: Huber Engineered Woods Launches ZIP System Radiant Barrier

IBS: Huber Engineered Woods Launches ZIP System Radiant Barrier

Huber Engineered Woods is known for their high-performance flooring panel, AdvanTech, and the ZIP System sheathing and tape system. Beth Straeten, Marketing Manager for Huber Engineered Woods, introduces the ZIP System Radiant Barrier. Combining the ZIP System technology with Radiant...

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

IBS: Dow Building Solutions reveals high performance homes

Although building codes and regulations in some areas are focusing on energy efficiency, builders can construct homes that perform much better than code-built homes without substantially higher costs. Gary Parsons, lead building scientist for Dow Building Solutions, explains the philosophy...

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

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.   See The Future of Green Building - Part 1.

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.

Greenbuild interview - Icynene

Greenbuild interview - Icynene

Spray foam insulation can perform double duty in a building. Building professionals specify it for the R-value, insulating the home in a cost-effective way. But it also offers a high level of air sealing in the same application. Betsy Cosper...

Greenbuild interview - Rhino Linings

Greenbuild interview - Rhino Linings

Spray foam insulation offers a wide range of benefits, from high R-value and air sealing to reduced noise in the home. Many homeowners and building professionals are finding it offers great value and long-term pay back from reduced energy use...

Greenbuild interview - Hunter Douglas

Greenbuild interview - Hunter Douglas

Air movement in a home can lead to higher heating bills and a drafty feeling. Windows and doors are sometimes the weak link in a high-performance building envelope. Hunter Douglas offers a wide range of products designed to control air,...

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.

Advanced framing techniques mean high performance for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Advanced framing techniques mean high performance for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

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...

Insulation installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Insulation installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

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...

Spray foam insulation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Spray foam insulation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

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.

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe: BASF

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe: BASF

BASF is one of the sponsors of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. Watch as Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher, talks to BASF about their contribution to the project. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.

NAHB Green: SIPS Team USA

NAHB Green: SIPS Team USA

Learn more about Structural Insulated Panels and their energy efficiency as Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, talks to Ron Harrigan, president of SIPS Team USA, at the NAHB National Green Building Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

NAHB IBS: Owens Corning

NAHB IBS: Owens Corning

ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Gale Tedhams, director of sustainability green products and communications for Owens Corning, at the NAHB IBS in Orlando, Fla.

NAHB: Demilec demonstrates foam insulation in action

NAHB: Demilec demonstrates foam insulation in action

Editor Teena Hammond talks to J.J. Mora with Demilec USA about his company's alternative insulation solution.

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