Green Design



Features
March 08, 2012

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

USGBC, Home Depot, LEED for Homes, green building products, database

News
March 07, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online green home products database.

Features
March 02, 2012

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.

Features
March 01, 2012

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.

Features
February 21, 2012

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, green, sustainable, Meadow Ranch, active adults, 50+

News
February 15, 2012

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

solar energy, green housing, solar panels

News
February 15, 2012

SolarCity Corp., a developer of rooftop solar power systems, is preparing to file for an initial public offering.

green homes, energy efficient homes, home builder, homebuilder

green homes, energy efficient homes, home builder, homebuilder

News
February 08, 2012

Salt Lake City, Utah’s newest housing development is solar-powered, eco-friendly, and geothermal.

energy efficient homes, green homes, energy efficiency, competition

energy efficient homes, green homes, energy efficiency, competition

News
February 02, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

Features
February 01, 2012

All new residential construction and some commercial buildings have to be 20 percent more energy efficient than the existing state code under the new rules adopted by Amherst, Mass.

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