The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
Utah’s Terra Sol community brings renewable energy to affordable living
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
A new study examines the potential of wood — typically used only in low-rise building — as an option in taller structures.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released A Roofing Professional's Guide to LEED to help roofing professionals who want to learn more about the roofing-specific issues related to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
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.
USGBC, Home Depot, LEED for Homes, green building products, database
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online green home products database.
Some projects are too small or not comprehensive enough to warrant an application for LEED certification. There are many other recognized national, state and local programs that offer a variety of best management practices and sustainable design, construction and operating strategies.
Homes built to green standards will comprise 33 percent of the market by 2016, according to the Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study by McGraw-Hill Construction.
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.