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A new model code for new and renovated buildings will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the...
According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third draft of LEED 2012, if approved as written, would be a step backward from the current Certified Wood Credit.
A team working on a draft green residential building code for Ketchum, Idaho has recommended a LEED Silver standard for new construction and additions.
The NAHB Research Center offers 24 simple, low-cost steps to achieving NGBS Bronze certification on your new homes.
Is it possible to sell green remodeling in a down market? What are the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability and energy efficiency? Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked to...
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released A Roofing Professional's Guide to LEED to help roofing professionals who want to learn more about the roofing-specific issues...
Deciding exactly where to place the thermal envelope is one of the most important decisions made when planning an exterior renovation or major addition.
Home and commercial builders are wary of the city of Leominster’s (Mass.) plan to earn the state’s designation as a green community, which would require the adoption of a more stringent energy...
It still comes down to dollars and cents when homeowners are deciding on green features, survey says
Some projects are too small or not comprehensive enough to warrant an application for LEED certification. There are many other recognized national, state and local programs that offer a variety of...
Homes built to green standards will comprise 33 percent of the market by 2016, according to the Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study by McGraw-Hill Construction.
Energy audits can be a way to drive business, but challenges persist, remodelers say
Gord Cooke on the myths of sealing and ventilation
A new study says that achieving some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury of up to 41 percent.
All new residential construction and some commercial buildings have to be 20 percent more energy efficient than the existing state code under the new rules adopted by Amherst, Mass.
Bigger isn’t necessarily better in today’s housing market. Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five small homes that pack a punch when it comes to amenities and livability.
Two new global building initiatives, the ZigBee Building Automation Standard and the ISO 50001 certification program, were introduced this year.
The Earth Advantage Institute identified 10 key green building trends for 2012.
A super-green demonstration home in an Ottawa suburb shows how builders can meet the new Ontario Building Code, and then some.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Associate Executive Director of Technical Services Mark Graham will lead a webinar on International Green Construction Codes (IgCC) on Jan. 25.