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Active House, a unique 2,500 sf home under construction in St. Louis, is designed to meet or exceed four green certification programs.
Ecologically-sustainable building practices, or “green labels,” will now be included on official land records maintained by San Francisco.
Green-procurement policies or green-building mandates can help accelerate the adoption of green-building practices, according to research by Timothy Simcoe and Michael Toffel.
South Carolina-based builder Addison Homes received an EarthCraft House Gold Project of the Year Award during last week’s EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence in Atlanta.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory released findings from field tests of a roof and attic system that aims to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Monterey County, Calif. is poised to adopt an ordinance to amend the county building code to include “requirements and incentives for incorporating ‘green’ building principles and practices into...
The borough of Bloomingdale, N.J., recently adopted regulations for solar-energy and wind energy systems. The ordinance prohibits the installation of wind turbines on residential property.
Wyandotte, Mich. is generating 30% of its energy from renewable sources such as solar power and geothermal energy. A program that gives incentives to homeowners who use renewable power sources has...
A sustainable wood home in Denmark was built in just six weeks after its parts were produced using a rapid-prototyping machine.
The Energy Department announced a new competition in conjunction with its SunShot Initiative. The initiative’s goal is to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy...
NRCA University will offer a class called “Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business” Oct. 16 in Philadelphia.
New standards for the WaterSense label, released last week by the EPA, now allow individual apartments and condominiums to qualify for the designation.
Shipping containers—full of the structural steel components needed to build a home—can also become a base for houses, taking recycling to a new realm.
A new study involving a sample of 1.6 million homes sold in California between 2007 and early 2012 found that, holding all other variables constant, a green certification label on a house adds an...
The ruling is preliminary and would not take effect until later this year.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced Monday that BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as a BPI standard.
Seabourn Cove in Boynton Beach, Fla., is on pace to become the largest NGBS gold-level multi-family community in the nation.
In New York State, 1,262 residential units have achieved the LEED for Home standard, but only two of them are in Westchester County.
Successful energy efficiency programs in Asia provide alternatives that could be far reaching.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that more than 20,000 homes across the United States have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program.