Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
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.
Bigger isn’t necessarily better in today’s housing market. Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five small homes that pack a punch when it comes to amenities and livability.
Two new global building initiatives, the ZigBee Building Automation Standard and the ISO 50001 certification program, were introduced this year.
Living Building Challenge comes to Alaska
The Cascadia Green Building Council and the Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA) have commenced the Living Aleutian Home Design Competition to design a new, energy-efficient home for an Atka, Alaska man. The competition follows the principles of the Living Building Challenge 2.0, which encourages builders to create today’s greenest homes.
The Earth Advantage Institute identified 10 key green building trends for 2012.
A super-green demonstration home in an Ottawa suburb shows how builders can meet the new Ontario Building Code, and then some.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Associate Executive Director of Technical Services Mark Graham will lead a webinar on International Green Construction Codes (IgCC) on Jan. 25.
With sustainable practices and products fairly new, legal liability when a building doesn’t perform to expectations is an unsettled area.
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Earth Advantage Institute announced its annual prediction of 10 green building trends to watch in 2012.
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that more than 10,000 homes have been build to meet the energy-efficiency specifications of the voluntary Builders Challenge initiative.