Green Design



News
October 15, 2012

Oak Ridge National Laboratory released findings from field tests of a roof and attic system that aims to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.

News
October 15, 2012

Monterey County, Calif. is poised to adopt an ordinance to amend the county building code to include “requirements and incentives for incorporating ‘green’ building principles and practices into new development in the unincorporated area” of the county.

News
October 15, 2012

The borough of Bloomingdale, N.J., recently adopted regulations for solar-energy and wind energy systems. The ordinance prohibits the installation of wind turbines on residential property.

News
September 17, 2012

Wyandotte, Mich. is generating 30% of its energy from renewable sources such as solar power and geothermal energy. A program that gives incentives to homeowners who use renewable power sources has spurred the green movement in the community.

sustainable house denmark

sustainable house denmark

News
September 17, 2012

A sustainable wood home in Denmark was built in just six weeks after its parts were produced using a rapid-prototyping machine.

photovoltaic roofing contest sunshot energy department

photovoltaic roofing contest sunshot energy department

News
September 13, 2012

The Energy Department announced a new competition in conjunction with its SunShot Initiative. The initiative’s goal is to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade.

photovoltaic roofing

photovoltaic roofing

News
September 10, 2012

NRCA University will offer a class called “Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business” Oct. 16 in Philadelphia. 

EPA, WaterSense, specifications, revisions, apartments, condos, January 1 2013

EPA, WaterSense, specifications, revisions, apartments, condos, January 1 2013

News
September 04, 2012

New standards for the WaterSense label, released last week by the EPA, now allow individual apartments and condominiums to qualify for the designation.

News
September 04, 2012

Shipping containers—full of the structural steel components needed to build a home—can also become a base for houses, taking recycling to a new realm.

Energy-efficient homes carry 9 percent premium price, says study of 1.6 million

Energy-efficient homes carry 9 percent premium price, says study of 1.6 million

News
September 04, 2012

A new study involving a sample of 1.6 million homes sold in California between 2007 and early 2012 found that, holding all other variables constant, a green certification label on a house adds an average of 9% to its selling value.

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