Green Design



Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

News
April 13, 2012

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.

Lessons learned from bringing the ducts inside

Lessons learned from bringing the ducts inside

Features
April 09, 2012

Growing demand for energy-efficient homes has made interior-ductwork schemes more enticing for builders in recent years. But this approach has its challenges. We asked several builders to share their experiences.

Features
April 06, 2012

An AIA official calls the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) a “game changer” for sustainable construction.

Features
April 05, 2012

A new model code for new and renovated buildings will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the International Code Council.

Features
March 30, 2012

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third draft of LEED 2012, if approved as written, would be a step backward from the current Certified Wood Credit.

Features
March 29, 2012

A team working on a draft green residential building code for Ketchum, Idaho has recommended a LEED Silver standard for new construction and additions.

The NAHB Research Center offers 24 simple, low-cost steps to achieving NGBS Bron

The NAHB Research Center offers 24 simple, low-cost steps to achieving NGBS Bronze certification on your new homes.

Features
March 27, 2012

The NAHB Research Center offers 24 simple, low-cost steps to achieving NGBS Bronze certification on your new homes.

EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications

EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications

News
March 25, 2012

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.

Utah’s Terra Sol community brings renewable energy to affordable living

Utah’s Terra Sol community brings renewable energy to affordable living

News
March 18, 2012

Terra Sol near downtown Salt Lake City includes 40 single-family detached units and 20 twin homes, all equipped with renewable energy technologies typically found in high-end custom homes.

wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures

wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures

News
March 13, 2012

A new study examines the potential of wood — typically used only in low-rise building — as an option in taller structures.

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