Green Home Building Products and Technology

Green Home Building Products and Technology

Stay updated on the latest products, best practices, and technology available for today's greenest homes and communities. Got a story or product to share? Contact Matt Power, editor in chief, Green Builder magazine at matt.power@greenbuildermedia.com 

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Low VOC Paints, Stains and Finishes
We expect a lot out of the coatings that protect siding, trim and other parts of a building exterior. Paints, stains and finishes must be resistant to moisture, mold and the constant exposure to UV radiation. And of course they must add beauty to the materials. Modern chemistry allows coatings to perform, but not without costs. Most paints and finishes are high in embodied energy,...
Sep 18, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Duct-Sealing Strategies for Retrofits
Duct sealing can be difficult, costly and disruptive to deal with in a retrofit situation. The Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions (ARIES) Collaborative conducted a field study to compare two techniques: manually applied sealants and injected Aeroseal aerosol. Their goals were to understand and compare the cost and effectiveness of these two approaches and to...
Sep 17, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Spray-On Air and Moisture Barrier In Action
STO COATINGS AND AIR BARRIER DISTRIBUTOR, Miller Paint, was holding an event where Sto Corp.’s Dan Crates was demonstrating StoGuard. Trevor Johnson of Blackwood Builders Group in Lynnwood, Wash., was there to learn about a different way of wrapping a house. Blackwood Builders Group builds homes in the $650,000–$900,000 price range and was gearing up to build several spec...
Sep 16, 2015 9:00 AM ET
The Future of Transportation: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric
I have just spent the past few days in the Motor City. Downtown Detroit’s long-gone glory days still faintly reverberate from the crumbling brick Avant-Garde buildings, built in a distant glamorous age, but the city is only a shadow of its former prosperous self. Nonetheless, there are pockets of revival—a trendy restaurant here, a group of eager young professionals enjoying a night...
Sep 10, 2015 6:15 AM ET
New Website for Holistic, Systems-Centric Home Building
September 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® Media recently launched a new online resource created to help builders design more sustainable, high-performance homes. The content for this first edition was provided by BASF. Energy efficiency and resource conservation continue to be a...
Sep 4, 2015 6:00 AM ET

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