Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable
Pioneering the delivery of Net-Zero technology to the first-time home buyer, home builder Oakwood Homes and students at the University of Denver have built an affordable net-zero home with the goal of selling it for under $200,000.
The Third International Emerging Technology Symposium by IAPMO and the World Plumbing Council features a session on water efficiency.
EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications
Continuing to build on the success of the WaterSense program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label.
Miller Homes, Dow Business Solutions, New York, duplex, energy efficient
Central New York builder Miller Homes announced the opening of a deconstructed duplex designed to educate the public and the industry on the importance of high performing homes.
wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures
A new study examines the potential of wood — typically used only in low-rise building — as an option in taller structures.
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 code.
A new study says that achieving some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury of up to 41 percent.
Idaho, green, sustainable, Meadow Ranch, active adults, 50+
Idaho-based ActiveWest Builders recently completed its new sustainable, 80-home Meadow Ranch community for active adults in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
solar energy, green housing, solar panels
SolarCity Corp., a developer of rooftop solar power systems, is preparing to file for an initial public offering.
green homes, energy efficient homes, home builder, homebuilder
Salt Lake City, Utah’s newest housing development is solar-powered, eco-friendly, and geothermal.