Tips on choosing a green architect

Tips on choosing a green architect

When you’re building a new home, make sure you ask the right questions to find an architect who is committed to energy-efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Coordinate Your Home's Style with Exterior Design

Coordinate Your Home's Style with Exterior Design

Designing the exterior look and feel of a home can be a daunting task. However, working with a company that can serve as a single source for all the necessary exterior elements, ranging from vinyl siding to trim, can help you create a beautiful, customized home exterior that is also energy efficient and easy to maintain.

Type: White Paper




How to Use Engineered Slate Roofing for Stylish Performance in a Green Home

How to Use Engineered Slate Roofing for Stylish Performance in a Green Home

Natural slate has been a favorite roofing material, but building with it is often a costly undertaking. Fortunately engineered slate provides a cost-effective and attractive alternative to natural slate. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, explores some of the advantages that come from using engineered slate in your home project.

Type: White Paper




Build Your Home with a High-Performance Thermal Envelope for Improved Energy Efficiency and Comfort

Build Your Home with a High-Performance Thermal Envelope for Improved Energy Efficiency and Comfort

With today's green building technology, it's easy to think that all it takes to achieve a high-performance home is to choose the right products. This white paper reveals the importance of the thermal envelope and how windows, cladding, and air sealing can work together to improve the performance of your home.

Type: White Paper




Boost Your Home's Value with a Green Building Certification

Boost Your Home's Value with a Green Building Certification

This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, a manufacturer of a wide range of home exterior products, reviews some of the most well-known green building certification programs. Green building certification can pay off not only in lower energy bills and greater comfort, but also in value for your home.

Type: White Paper




How to Choose Sustainably Manufactured Home Exterior Products

How to Choose Sustainably Manufactured Home Exterior Products

From the products we use to build them to the energy they use every day, our homes have a large impact on the environment. That’'s why building companies are developing products that have a lower environmental impact. This white paper reviews looks at some of the ways that exterior building products offer sustainable options for your home project.

Type: White Paper




Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

Type: Guide




Choose the Right Window Operating Type for Your Home

Choose the Right Window Operating Type for Your Home

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. One often-overlooked aspect of windows is the operating type of window. This white paper defines a variety of operating types and helps you choose the best one for your home.

Type: White Paper




How to Select High Performance Windows for Your Home

How to Select High Performance Windows for Your Home

Heating and cooling costs are a big part of household's budget. You can take control of those costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home. This white paper reviews some of the key features to consider when selecting windows.

Type: White Paper




Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

If your house is older than 20 years or so, it may be time to replace your windows. Sure, windows can last a lot longer and they may be a key part of a historic home's charm, but they could be costing you money and wasting energy. This white paper explores some of the options for selecting replacement windows for your home.

Type: White Paper




Historic Home Gets a Geothermal Upgrade

Historic Home Gets a Geothermal Upgrade

Most older homes don't have a tight building envelope. That means air flows through cracks and crevices in the home, making it difficult – and expensive – to heat and cool. However, the owner of a 12,000 square foot historic home in Rhode Island wanted to completely renovate the home and retrofit it with geothermal heating and cooling.

Type: Case Study




Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Insulated Siding

Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Insulated Siding

Vinyl siding is already one of the most popular exterior home claddings — in fact it's used on twice as many homes as any other material, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. This white paper explores some of the benefits of making insulated vinyl siding a part of your home project

Type: White Paper





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