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?
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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.
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A town being built in New Mexico is purposely being constructed as a modern-day ghost town for energy-efficiency research.
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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A number of large and small home builders have signed on the implement the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s newest Energy Star guidelines for homes.
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KB Home is making solar power a standard home feature in most of its Southern California developments.
How to sell a certified green home
There is no single way to sell green successfully. Experts from the NAHB Research Center share best practices from some of the nation’s leading green-home builders.
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A new bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill would change the way homes are appraised by putting energy costs and savings into standard mortgage underwriting equations.
Quality as the building block for high-performance homes — a primer
Learn how coupling quality management measures with high-performance design and construction techniques can help improve buyer satisfaction while increasing profits.
Five leading architects and designers present their concepts for sustainable, energy-efficient living.