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...
Learn the building science secrets behind the walls of this home that will meet multiple green building certifications.
Exterior building materials must be carefully considered when producing homes with aesthetically-enhanced value. According to NAHB's "What Home Buyers Really Want" report, brick was the front-runner at 34 percent when surveying homebuyers nationally, beating out vinyl and other siding options.
Find out what goes into making a perfect residential wall.
Luis Imery of The Imery Group, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, reviews some of the moisture control and thermal bridging techniques that help seal the building envelope.
Indoor air quality was part of the building strategy from the ground up.
Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, explains some of the steps taken to ensure job site cleanliness. The home will meet several strict building standards, including EarthCraft and Energy Star.
Go behind the scenes to see what makes this home so special.
Architect Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared Inc. gives an overview of the heating and air conditioning installation at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The ducted mini split system from LG Electronics delivers a highly efficient environment for maximum home comfort in the Georgia climate.
A tight building envelope pays off for a high-performance home.
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...
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.
To say that the Proud Green Home at Serenbe passed its first test with flying colors may be a bit of an understatement. The pre-dry wall blower door test found that the home was about 90 percent tighter than a...
During the pre-drywall blower door test, The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was found to be about 90 percent tighter than a home built to the 2009 building codes. Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
Go behind the scenes to see what makes the Proud Green Home at Serenbe a high-performance home.
Innovative building science delivers high performance and energy efficiency in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
Work accelerates on the interior as mechanical systems and insulation are installed.
One challenge of building an energy-efficient home is planning for adequate ventilation.
Continued from Part 1 Behind the cladding, we’ve combined ZIP System® products from Huber Engineered Woods and theHome Slicker® ventilating rainscreen from Benjamin Obdyke to provide air, vapor and thermal control layers; ZIP System® R Sheathing + ZIP System Tape...
Atlanta, Georgia has a reputation for getting pretty darn hot, but it can also get pretty dang cold (No snickering from you Northerners, please!). Believe it or not, Atlantans use more energy to heat their homes than they do to cool them.