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Features
January 31, 2012

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

Living Building Challenge comes to Alaska

News
January 27, 2012

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.

Features
January 26, 2012

The Earth Advantage Institute identified 10 key green building trends for 2012.

Features
January 25, 2012

A super-green demonstration home in an Ottawa suburb shows how builders can meet the new Ontario Building Code, and then some.

Features
January 24, 2012

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.

Features
January 18, 2012

With sustainable practices and products fairly new, legal liability when a building doesn’t perform to expectations is an unsettled area.

green homes, energy efficient homes, home builder, homebuilder

green homes, energy efficient homes, home builder, homebuilder

News
January 18, 2012

Earth Advantage Institute announced its annual prediction of 10 green building trends to watch in 2012.

energy efficient homes, green homes, energy efficiency, home builder

energy efficient homes, green homes, energy efficiency, home builder

News
January 13, 2012

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.

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green building, energy-efficient building, energy efficiency

News
January 11, 2012

A town being built in New Mexico is purposely being constructed as a modern-day ghost town for energy-efficiency research.

Features
December 28, 2011

Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered expansion of green building standards used for state construction to include other forest certification programs besides the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) program.

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