Green Design



News
July 12, 2013

The new building code in Prescott, Ariz., will foster new energy efficient solutions and will require new conformance inspections and testing to specified limits.

Features
July 12, 2013

The National Association of Home Builders says it's time to rethink the rate of return on energy efficiency.

Features
July 12, 2013

Builders weigh in on their preferred materials and methods for the interior-exterior barrier that plays a critical role in delivering comfort, energy efficiency, and durability.

News
July 10, 2013

The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based demand response into the mass market.

News
July 08, 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council has added several new LEED pilot credits to the LEED Pilot Credit Library in the past few months.

Features
July 08, 2013

LEED used to be the buzzword for energy-efficient homes in the United States, but a new standard in town could be a game-changer: Passive House.

News
July 03, 2013

A Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit group recently showcased 13 extremely energy-efficient homes in four Northwest states. The homes were designed to use 30 percent less energy than a traditional house.

News
July 03, 2013

Installation of these solar shingles would cost the homeowner an additional $10,000, though the price of the products is expected to fall.

News
July 01, 2013

The 10 measures passed include the support of resilient communities, stronger building energy codes, Tiger grants, and improving infrastructure.

Features
June 26, 2013

After three years of research and development, Proto Homes is rolling out houses produced by a patent-pending, hybrid prefab building system.

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