Leading-edge green building themes are revealed to open house visitors.
9 themes reveal the thoughtful design that went into this Great Green Home.
Read more about the themes that define the vision behind this high performance home.
Read the first 3 of 9 themes behind the first Proud Green Home.
The Proud Green Home opens for public tours Aug. 16-17.
Clean air strategies started at the foundation of the home.
From the ground up the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was designed to have healthy indoor air quality. Here builder Luis Imery explains some of the large and small steps that were used to reduce dust in the home from construction. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
Low-VOC products and finishes are an important part of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. Builder Luis Imery explains some of the products and building science that went into ensuring a high level of indoor air quality, including using low-VOC and formaldehyde-free products. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
Boral Bricks commitment to sustainable manufacturing and innovation makes the company a solid source for energy-efficient, durable products. Made from 100 percent genuine clay and shale, all-natural bricks have an exceptionally long life cycle, do not emit ozone-depleting substances and can be manufactured virtually waste-free.
A tight building envelope pays off for outstanding home performance.
Some simple techniques provide hot water faster and at less cost.
Designed to be resource efficient, the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was built with a manifold plumbing system rather than a traditional branch line layout. Here Builder Luis Imery explains the advantages of the manifold plumbing system for resource efficiency...
The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was designed to be efficient with all resources, not just energy. While the home will easily hit the goal of net-zero energy, it's also designed to be water efficient. Here builder Luis Imery describes...
Airflow is critical for home comfort and durability.
In the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, transfer air grilles help balance airflow among the rooms. This provides better comfort in the upstairs of the tightly built home. An ERV manages ventilation for the home, ensuring proper airflow for the...
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...
A super-tight home requires extra care in choosing products that won't emit harmful chemicals.
As the Proud Green Home at Serenbe undergoes final interior touches, builder Luis Imery of The Imery Group explains some of the steps taken to ensure a high level of indoor air quality in the home.
See how green living technology cuts fossil fuel use.
Learn how to save lumber and stop thermal bridging with the latest in building science.