Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

How to choose energy efficient windows and doors

How to choose energy efficient windows and doors

Take control of home energy costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows and doors in your home.

Are Plantation Shutters a Good  Long Term Investment?

Are Plantation Shutters a Good Long Term Investment?

Plantation shutters offer a way to allow fresh air flow while protecting a home's interior.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

9 ways to use sunlight in a home

9 ways to use sunlight in a home

If you are considering ways to bring natural light into your home, keep these ideas in mind.

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.

Ply Gem launches first Designed Exterior showroom

Ply Gem launches first Designed Exterior showroom

To give homeowners and building professionals a single location to learn about and become inspired for exterior building products, Ply Gem opened its first Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Net Zero test home ends the year with energy to spare

Net Zero test home ends the year with energy to spare

After one of the toughest winters in recent years, the net-zero energy test house in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.

 ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

Eco-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

Eco-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

We spend a lot of time worrying about outdoor air quality and how smog, car emissions and factory pollutants are affecting our health; however, we should also take the time to consider improving the air we breathe while we’re indoors,...

How to select high performance windows for your home

How to select high performance windows for your home

Take control of high heating costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home.

Make your house energy efficient with home window tinting

Make your house energy efficient with home window tinting

Windows are one of the most important and useful features in a house. They play a vital role in brightening your room and allow fresh air to enter into your house.

Ply Gem supports Appalachian State's Solar Decathlon Team (video)

Ply Gem supports Appalachian State's Solar Decathlon Team (video)

The home's "living" skin manages the sun's rays for energy and comfort.

Window film is a cost-effective energy saver

Window film is a cost-effective energy saver

Guest post by Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association Window film can be a very cost-effective solution for a variety of building issues: minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare and heat buildup, upgrading windows to safety standards,...

Passive solar house heated on $2.50 a day

Passive solar house heated on $2.50 a day

Innovative green design delivers affordable heat in a cold climate

US made-window certified for Passive House use

US made-window certified for Passive House use

High-performance windows are an integral part of Passive House certification.

Top 5 benefits of insulated roller shutters

Top 5 benefits of insulated roller shutters

Installing roller shutters is perhaps the most affordable and efficient solution to protect an indoor space. They are not only strong and durable, but also occupy a little space and are very easy to clean and maintain, which makes them...

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