Energy efficiency



5 proven ways to optimize framing

5 proven ways to optimize framing

Features
August 17, 2012

Advanced framing can save materials and time while boosting your homes’ efficiencies. Here are five techniques that can be adopted independently.

Features
July 03, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal court ruling in favor of Washington’s State Building Codes Council over standards for increasing the energy efficiency of homes that it adopted in 2009.

Features
July 03, 2012

More than 5,200 U.S. homes have been LEED-certified this year, and a total of 21,380 since the residential program was introduced in 2008.

Features
June 14, 2012

A developer is offering homes in two California active adult communities advertised as having no energy bills.

News
June 13, 2012

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. 

Features
June 06, 2012

California regulators approved an expansion of a subsidy for rooftop solar power generated by homeowners and businesses.

Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes

Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes

Features
May 24, 2012

As green homes become more prominent, builders are experiencing growing pains when it comes to appraisals. Builders share their secrets for getting the value out of green.

Features
May 18, 2012

Proposed changes to Minnesota's building code, including a handful of energy upgrades that would require builders to increase the amount of insulation to basement walls and add fire sprinklers to every new house, have roused the ire of some local builders.

Features
April 18, 2012

The Texas State Energy Conservation Office recently announced that they will continue offering Energy Code Update Workshops in cities across Texas through April 2012.

Features
April 17, 2012

Possible changes in the Minnesota building and energy codes could add $8,000-$12,000 to the cost of a typical home and open the door to building practices that have caused problems in the past, the Builders Association of Minnesota warned.

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