Green Design



News
April 22, 2013

The first group of Passive House-certified homes called the Stables will be ready for occupancy in spring 2013. The row of Passive House single-family townhomes is being developed by Onion Flats group with Domani Developers.

News
April 18, 2013

“The first dozen or so attempts to build net-zero [homes] in Oregon fell short because they missed the mark on efficiency and performance,” says Sam Hagerman, co-owner of Hammer & Hand and president of the Passive House Alliance US.

News
April 16, 2013

The New Mexico State Court of Appeals struck down an attempt to repeal energy-efficient building codes. The original decision to roll back the building codes came from a suggestion by Gov. Susana Martinez’s small business task force.

News
April 10, 2013

On Sunday, April 7, the first four families received keys to their homes in the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco Village project in River Falls, Wis.

News
April 10, 2013

Ohm is the first system that can measure both solar and backup energy inputs as well as hot water energy usage, allowing solar hot water system owners to make smarter use of their solar-heated water.

News
April 10, 2013

Using natural light and environmentally friendly materials are two keys to designing a sustainable home.

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.

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