Energy efficiency



News
April 01, 2013

A Florida House bill that says state agencies should decide on a project-by-project basis which green certification standards are used on state construction passed a subcommittee vote 12-1.

Features
March 28, 2013

An Olympic-caliber rower, former professional boxer, award-winning chili cook, and cat trainer are among home building’s young superstars to be named 40 Under 40 winners for 2013 by the editors of Professional Builder magazine.

News
March 27, 2013

The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard recently approved by the American National Standards Institute is now available for purchase through BuilderBooks.com in print and e-book formats.

News
March 20, 2013

A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated homes—a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy.

News
March 05, 2013

Grayhawk Homes has been selected as a 2013 Energy Star "Partner of the Year" for its demonstrated efforts in promoting and constructing energy-efficient homes, the company announced.

News
December 21, 2012

A farmhouse constructed of concrete and white oak in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri was built to achieve the net-zero energy standard.

Green building: a vital selling tool for builders

Green building: a vital selling tool for builders

Features
November 25, 2012

More than half of builders believe that green/high-performance features help them sell new homes, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.

News
November 08, 2012

Boston has launched a program that will construct energy-positive homes that are so efficient that they produce more energy than they consume.

Features
November 07, 2012

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the International Code Council (ICC) have released “Guidelines for Complying With Energy Code Requirements for Roof Assemblies: International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 and 2012 Editions.”

Features
November 07, 2012

A new mapping tool from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Boston design firm can calculate rooftops' capacity for solar energy.

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