Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis
The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.
So it makes sense do it right. Managing air and moisture in the exterior wall system is a big part of making the brick and stone last for decades.
In this video, building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the High Performance Buildings Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, explains the role that Boral brick and stone cladding will play in the exterior and interior of the home being built by Hibbs Homes.
ProudGreenHome.com has partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center, part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia, to build the five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home. Designed by architect Curtiss W. Byrne, the home in Wildwood, Missouri is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:
Energy Star for Homes
ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building
DOE Zero Net Ready home
EPA Indoor airPlus
The home will undergo third-party verification to ensure its performance and quality.
In a partnership with the High Performance Buildings Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis will be featured as part of the green building curriculum for students, and includes long-term energy and water usage monitoring.