Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

New drywall breaks all the rules for hanging things on the wall and standing up to abuse.

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC

New exterior claddings mimic natural products with zero maintenance

New exterior claddings mimic natural products with zero maintenance

Builders and homeowners love the look of traditional natural finishes, but the maintenance headaches can be a real downer.

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.

Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

As the green home building market continues to expand, the Appraisal Institute is offering a variety of tools and training to its members to serve the growing interest from builders and buyers.

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Homebuilders often cite properly valuing green homes as a challenge to wider adoption in the marketplace.

 Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

Mini splits handle low temperatures with efficiency

Mini splits handle low temperatures with efficiency

One of the marks against heat pumps in the past was the loss of efficiency at lower temperatures.

Duct sealing technology tackles energy loss

Duct sealing technology tackles energy loss

Leaking ducts can cost homes and buildings thousands in lost energy, and create air quality problems.

Ducted split systems designed for flexibility and comfort control

Ducted split systems designed for flexibility and comfort control

Larger homes and spaces can enjoy the efficiency and comfort of split system cooling.

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Choosing the right ERV or HRV for a building project doesn't have to be complicated.

ERVs moving into the mass-market residential building sector

ERVs moving into the mass-market residential building sector

Not long ago, whole home balanced ventilation was for high performance custom homes seeking some kind of green certification.

Condensing boilers deliver energy-efficient hot water

Condensing boilers deliver energy-efficient hot water

Homes can supply radiant heat and hot water needs with a single energy efficient boiler system.

Tankless water heaters can handle home heating duties too

Tankless water heaters can handle home heating duties too

Homes can supply radiant heat and hot water needs with a single energy efficient boiler system.

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.

Water heater design ensures energy efficiency

Water heater design ensures energy efficiency

Water heaters continue to gain efficiencies through innovative engineering that grabs energy that used to be wasted.

Electric tank water heater booster solves installation challenges

Electric tank water heater booster solves installation challenges

Under NAECA efficiency regulations when into effect in April 2016, it can be difficult to replace or install a large capacity electric tank water heater.

Mini splits tackle tough HVAC problems

Mini splits tackle tough HVAC problems

Ductless mini splits are playing a larger role in the HVAC market through their efficiency and flexibility.

Water filters beat bottled water and pitcher filters for healthy living

Water filters beat bottled water and pitcher filters for healthy living

Municipal authorities are fighting a losing battle as more and more chemicals and pollutants wind up in drinking water every year.

Bears don't stand a chance against the sturdy folding window wall

Bears don't stand a chance against the sturdy folding window wall

A thrilling sight to see outside, a bear is less than charming when it’s trying to invade your home for a snack.

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