Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
In response to concerns by LEED users, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will delay the ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013 or potentially earlier in 2013 if USGBC members and the market indicate readiness.
California, Energy Commission, solar-ready roofs, guidelines, 2014
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, all new residential and commercial buildings in California will need to have “solar-ready” roofs thanks to new building guidelines approved by the California Energy Commission last week.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum.
Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes
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.
TRI Pointe's Doug Bauer: 'We’re set up to be the next generation of merchant home builders'
Launched in the spring of 2009 by three former William Lyon Homes executives, Irvine, Calif.-based TRI Pointe Homes is among a small group of home-building startups led by industry veterans who are utilizing their deep relationships and clean balance sheets to make their mark in California. Professional Builder sat down with TRI Pointe CEO Doug Bauer to discuss life as a startup.
Since a sustainable building is one you don't have to rebuild, some building sustainability experts believe adding points for "resilience" to storms and earthquakes to the LEED sustainability rating tool makes sense.
Those wanting to pursue development in heavily regulated and environmentally sensitive areas are benefiting by designing projects that qualify for LEED points, even if the project as a whole does not achieve certification.
Five home builders and three remodelers were among the companies honored this week with a National Green Building Award from the National Association of Home Builders, during the 14th annual National Green Building Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.
A decade ago, luxury amenities such as granite countertops in kitchens and baths were necessities. Now, green building practices that once seemed exotic are becoming standard in homes at every price.
A Texas firm has carved out a green building niche by using prefab methods and salvaged building materials from old buildings.