Green Design



News
April 04, 2013

A spring home tour offered by the League of Women Voters in the affluent Boston suburbs of Concord and Carlisle is focused on innovations in energy efficiency, green construction, and issues of accessibility as they relate to house design.

News
April 02, 2013

The American National Standards Institute, ANSI, recently approved the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the first update to the standard since the original edition.

Features
April 02, 2013

When it comes to specifying window systems for new-home projects, energy efficiency and price were always the top two drivers of purchasing preference.

News
April 01, 2013

During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders is showing home buyers why they can afford a higher-priced home—if it's new construction.

News
April 01, 2013

A Florida House bill that says state agencies should decide on a project-by-project basis which green certification standards are used on state construction passed a subcommittee vote 12-1.

Features
March 28, 2013

An Olympic-caliber rower, former professional boxer, award-winning chili cook, and cat trainer are among home building’s young superstars to be named 40 Under 40 winners for 2013 by the editors of Professional Builder magazine.

News
March 27, 2013

The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard recently approved by the American National Standards Institute is now available for purchase through BuilderBooks.com in print and e-book formats.

News
March 20, 2013

A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated homes—a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy.

News
March 08, 2013

While special considerations were necessary in providing the heating and cooling systems for one of the first passive houses built in the U.S., mostly conventional materials were used for the building envelope.

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the c

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professiona

Features
January 30, 2013

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professional Builder’s House Review team demonstrates how to revitalize past bestsellers.

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