Builders have spoken out against the new rule, which aims to reduce confusion about when bodies of water are designated as federal
A 2010 study finds cutting a home's square footage in half reduces carbon emissions by 36 percent.
Applications to serve on the National Green Building Standard Committee will be accepted through April 6, 2014.
The city is believed to be the first in the U.S. to change building codes specifically for tornado resistance.
Larger loan amounts cover a variety of energy-saving improvements such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and tankless water heaters.
The president of a Florida-based advocacy group cites increased safety as motivation for increased dialogue.
Industry-leading speakers will guide builders through six sessions on how to compete and succeed as the housing market begins to recover
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February.
Remodeling permit histories for homes are blended with neighborhood data to create a new tool on Realtor.com, powered by Porch.com.
While they can be more expensive, green homes are built to last because they are often constructed with stronger, more sustainable materials.