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Choosing the Most Eco-Friendly Roofs

Choosing the Most Eco-Friendly Roofs

The roofing system is one of the most important decisions you can make to save money and decrease your carbon footprint.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


What you need to know about green roofs

What you need to know about green roofs

Green roofs - vegetative layers grown onto rooftops - can simmer some of the heat produced in urban areas.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Choosing sustainable flooring options

Choosing sustainable flooring options

When it comes to choosing eco-friendly components for your home, few decisions cover as much ground as sustainable flooring options.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


How to choose eco-friendlier paint

How to choose eco-friendlier paint

Choosing low- or no-VOC paints can increase the air quality in your home, and cause less health effects than traditional paints.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


When is wind power right for you?

When is wind power right for you?

Wind power is a wonderful source for energy, but it's worth investigating whether or not it is viable in your region before making the investment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Five tips for an eco-friendlier yard

Five tips for an eco-friendlier yard

Having a lush, green yard does not mean compromising green practices.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


The benefits of geothermal energy

The benefits of geothermal energy

Geothermal technology actually relies on pumps to transfer heat stored beneath the Earth’s surface for heating and cooling productivity.

Type: White Paper

Sponsors: Enertech Global, LLC , GeoComfort Geothermal Systems , Hydron Module Geothermal Systems , TETCO Geothermal Systems


The ins and outs of spray foam insulation

The ins and outs of spray foam insulation

Spray foam insulation fills the smallest cracks in your home’s envelope, providing optimum energy efficiency and protection from air and water.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


The benefits of residential wind power

The benefits of residential wind power

There is a wide range of options available for those who want to incorporate wind energy into their homes. Turbines large and small, for rural or urban areas, have hit the market, and wrangling wind power may be easier and cheaper than you think.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


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


The benefits of geothermal energy

The benefits of geothermal energy

Geothermal technology actually relies on pumps to transfer heat stored beneath the Earth’s surface for heating and cooling productivity.

Type: White Paper

Sponsors: Enertech Global, LLC , GeoComfort Geothermal Systems , Hydron Module Geothermal Systems , TETCO Geothermal Systems


The benefits of geothermal energy

The benefits of geothermal energy

Geothermal technology actually relies on pumps to transfer heat stored beneath the Earth’s surface for heating and cooling productivity.

Type: White Paper

Sponsors: Enertech Global, LLC , GeoComfort Geothermal Systems , Hydron Module Geothermal Systems , TETCO Geothermal Systems


The benefits of geothermal energy

The benefits of geothermal energy

Geothermal technology actually relies on pumps to transfer heat stored beneath the Earth’s surface for heating and cooling productivity.

Type: White Paper

Sponsors: Enertech Global, LLC , GeoComfort Geothermal Systems , Hydron Module Geothermal Systems , TETCO Geothermal Systems


The basics of pre-fab and modular homes

The basics of pre-fab and modular homes

Pre-fabricated homes have come a long way since the days of the double-wide. Now they’re available in all sizes and budgets, and are much more energy-efficient than their new-build counterparts.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Green Home Credits and Rebates

Green Home Credits and Rebates

In addition to saving on energy bills, there are many other financial incentives to go green.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


The Benefits of Residential Solar Power

The Benefits of Residential Solar Power

Incorporating residential solar power may be cheaper and easier than you think.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


The Benefits of LEED-Certifying Your Home

The Benefits of LEED-Certifying Your Home

There are plenty of benefits to be gained from obtaining LEED green building certification for your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Choosing a Green Builder

Choosing a Green Builder

As local building codes adjust to include more green features, make sure you choose a builder with a proven commitment to energy effiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Energy-Efficient Lighting: Top trends

Energy-Efficient Lighting: Top trends

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to be greener is to make changes to your home's interior lighting.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Three Benefits of Living in a Green Home

Three Benefits of Living in a Green Home

Homeowners who modify existing homes or purchase new ones that meet environmental standards can enjoy improved air quality, better energy efficiency and cost savings.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


An Introduction to High-Efficiency Toilets

An Introduction to High-Efficiency Toilets

Concerns about drought and a growing consumer interest in energy efficiency are making HET an important part of green building. Learn what types of toilets are available and what to expect in the future.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


An Introduction to Energy-Efficient Appliances

An Introduction to Energy-Efficient Appliances

Saving money and minimizing power consumption are key benefits to energy-efficient appliances, but choosing the right one can be difficult. Learn what to look for when purchasing a new appliance.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Three Alternatives to VOCs in Paint

Three Alternatives to VOCs in Paint

VOCs in paint post serious health risks for those exposed regularly. Learn what alternatives exist.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Managing Building Envelope Moisture for Long-term Durability

Managing Building Envelope Moisture for Long-term Durability

The building enclosure or envelope consists of many components that must work together. The components include controls for thermal, air, water, and vapor barriers for heat, air and moisture management. This white paper takes a look at the importance of weather resistive barriers and how it manages moisture in a building's envelope.

Type: White Paper




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




Understanding High Permeability vs. Low Permeability

Understanding High Permeability vs. Low Permeability

High permeability vs. low permeability within the housewrap category… what does it mean and how does it affect your building practices? The intent of this paper is to explain this property thoroughly so that a better understanding of this building science principle can be gained.

Type: White Paper




Vapor Permeable or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does It Matter?

Vapor Permeable or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does It Matter?

This article describes the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers and why vapor permeance of building envelope layers is relevant to moisture management and long term durability.

Type: White Paper




The Truth About Vapor Permeability in High Humidity Environments

The Truth About Vapor Permeability in High Humidity Environments

It is important to design wall systems that manage bulk water and moisture properly. Walls are typically designed for performance specific to the climate where they are located. A test-hut protocol was chosen to investigate the performance of typical wall systems under hot-humid climactic conditions.

Type: Research




Heating Energy Savings: Residential Single Family Home Remodel Projects

Heating Energy Savings: Residential Single Family Home Remodel Projects

DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 significantly contributes to home energy savings and improves comfort in the home. Energy modeling was completed to simulate a reside/remodel project using a REM/Rate™ analysis, which is the standard software used for HERS ratings.

Type: Case Study




DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0: An Insulating Blanket for Your Home

DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0: An Insulating Blanket for Your Home

Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 improves a home’s energy efficiency by providing a blanket of continuous exterior insulation over the walls and studs, reducing thermal bridging.

Type: Brochure




Integrate Geothermal Heating and Cooling into High Performance Home Design

Integrate Geothermal Heating and Cooling into High Performance Home Design

Everyone knows that solar and wind are renewable energy sources. But there's another renewable resource that's often overlooked: geothermal heating and cooling. This guide provides a general overview of geothermal technology and it’s applications in high performance homes.

Type: Guide




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




ProudGreenHome.com 2016 Media Kit

ProudGreenHome.com 2016 Media Kit

ProudGreenHome.com connects manufacturers to an audience of home professionals and homeowners through effective online services.

Type: Brochure




Create a Tight Building Envelope with High-Performance Exterior Products

Create a Tight Building Envelope with High-Performance Exterior Products

As homeowners and building professionals learn more about building science, they understand more about how to design and build homes for the ultimate in performance and comfort. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, explores some of the building products that can improve the performance of the building envelope.

Type: White Paper




Continuous Insulation Solutions for Thermal Bridging Challenges

Continuous Insulation Solutions for Thermal Bridging Challenges

Every home – new or existing – can increase its energy efficiency with the installation of a blanket of continuous exterior insulation over the walls and studs, thus reducing thermal bridging. This white paper identifies thermal bridging and why continuous insulation is the best way to address it.

Type: White Paper




Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

Type: Guide




A Guide to Home Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

A Guide to Home Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Every home needs ventilation to exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. That’s due to moisture, mold, and chemicals from carpets, clothing, paint, cabinets and other common items. This guide includes everything you need to know about the air in your home and the benefits of proper ventilation.

Type: Guide




weeHouse Prefabricated House Brochure

weeHouse Prefabricated House Brochure

weeHouses are built in a factory and shipped with everything essentially complete. The weeHouse can be placed anywhere accessible by truck. The weeHouse system is based on modern aesthetics; efficient use of space, intelligent adaptation of prefab building technology, and good environmental stewardship.

Type: Brochure




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




BEST® Energy Efficient Range Hoods Catalog

BEST® Energy Efficient Range Hoods Catalog

Unique in shape and design, BEST® range hoods enable you to express your individuality with a twist on the traditional. This catalog allows your imagination to run free and design the gathering space of your dreams where you can cultivate your culinary aspirations.

Type: Catalog




DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® Building Science Bulletin

DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® Building Science Bulletin

DuPont created DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® to have the optimum balance of properties for superior performance against the elements, including air and moisture.

Type: Fact Sheet




The Risk of Radon Gas in Homes

The Risk of Radon Gas in Homes

Unlike a natural gas leak or a fire, radio-active radon gas is completely invisible, odorless and tasteless. One in fifteen US homes have elevated radon levels and it can be found in every state. This white paper identifies some of the ways radon enters a home and what a homeowner can do to prevent and mitigate radon from their home.

Type: White Paper




Metal Sales™ MS Colorfast45® Offers Protective Coating for a Metal Roof

Metal Sales™ MS Colorfast45® Offers Protective Coating for a Metal Roof

The ultimate lifespan of steel roof and wall panels depends on the quality of the coating system that protects it. Inferior coatings will not protect the steel substrate from harsh elements, and will be susceptible to corrosion, chalking and color fading.

Type: Brochure




Metal Sales™ Design & Performance Options

Metal Sales™ Design & Performance Options

Design and performance options for Metal Sales™ metal roofs.

Type: Brochure




Metal Sales™ Common Myths of Metal Roofing

Metal Sales™ Common Myths of Metal Roofing

Millions of homeowners annually purchase asphalt shingle roofs that will only last 20 years at best. Fortunately, this is changing. Homeowners are discovering a far more permanent roofing solution - metal. Explore advantages and dispel some common myths about metal roofing.

Type: Brochure




ProudGreenHome.com 2015 Media Kit

ProudGreenHome.com 2015 Media Kit

ProudGreenHome.com connects manufacturers to an audience of home professionals and homeowners through effective online services.

Type: Brochure




How to Create a Net Zero Home with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

How to Create a Net Zero Home with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Over the course of a year, a net-zero home will produce as much or more energy than it uses. The energy production typically comes from renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and biomass. This white paper looks at some of the systems that builders are implementing to achieve net-zero status.

Type: White Paper




Urban Development Uses Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Green Living

Urban Development Uses Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Green Living

Located on just more than three acres, Washington Village is a net-zero community in the heart of North Boulder, Colorado. One of the homes uses a very tightly sealed building envelope and a ground source heat pump to deliver net-zero performance. This case study looks at the systems used to make this such a high performance home.

Type: Case Study




Heating and Cooling Your Home with Green Technologies: A Guide to Creating an Energy Efficient Home

Heating and Cooling Your Home with Green Technologies: A Guide to Creating an Energy Efficient Home

The EPA says more than 40 percent of the energy use in a home goes to heating and hot water. We can reduce this energy use by up to 50 percent through more efficient heating. This guide reviews some of the key products and technologies that directly address the major energy uses in the home.

Type: Guide




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