This month is Building Safety Month, as recognized by the International Code Council (ICC).
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that more than 10,000 homes have been build to meet the energy-efficiency specifications of the voluntary Builders Challenge initiative.
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A town being built in New Mexico is purposely being constructed as a modern-day ghost town for energy-efficiency research.
This month, Texas adopts a statewide building code that should cut the energy consumption of new single-family homes by more than 15%, according to the Energy Systems Laboratory at the Texas A&M University System.
More than 6.8 million homes have been weatherized using federal, state, utility, and other funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Proposed changes include allowing owners to build thicker walls to accommodate external insulation, allowing the installation of solar panels
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A number of large and small home builders have signed on the implement the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s newest Energy Star guidelines for homes.
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NVR is entering the Tampa Bay area’s home market by introducing their Ryan Homes brand.
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KB Home is making solar power a standard home feature in most of its Southern California developments.
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A new bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill would change the way homes are appraised by putting energy costs and savings into standard mortgage underwriting equations.
Five leading architects and designers present their concepts for sustainable, energy-efficient living.