Architects, builders, and consumers can look for building and household products that have met certifications for lifecycle and material health from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Cork left over from the wine bottling process is re-used for cork wall coverings that deliver acoustic and energy-efficiency benefits.
A 3-D printed home borrowed some traditional modular home concepts to demonstrate advancements in energy management.
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
To expand consumer awareness regarding the science, practice and benefits of geothermal-based heating and cooling in North America, Bosch Thermotechnology has launched a wide ranging public awareness and educational campaign.
With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.
The 2008-09 recession, with its accompanying tidal wave of foreclosures, rendered many individuals and families leery about undertaking a new single-family home purchase.
The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.
A fast-responding refrigerant expansion valve delivers mass flow control for retrofit and OEM applications.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.
It’s a known fact there will be some waste associated with using building materials. One approach to minimizing both the amount of waste generated and the amount that gets dumped in landfills is to view housing as part of a broader manufacturing cycle.
When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.
Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.
Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.
Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.
At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference & Expo, Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the DOE's Building Technologies Office, discussed some of the changes in the agency's programs for home builders.