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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.

Features
August 28, 2012

Recycling and reusing construction materials not only makes projects sustainable, but also offers a source of savings and additional income for contractors.

Yudelson, green buildings, energy savings, predicted

Yudelson: Most green buildings deliver predicted energy savings (or better)

Features
August 14, 2012

Most green buildings do deliver predicted energy savings (or better), says sustainability guru Jerry Yudelson.

BPI, Home Energy Auditing Standard, evaluation, Building Performance Institute

BPI, Home Energy Auditing Standard, evaluation, Building Performance Institute

News
August 03, 2012

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced Monday that BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as a BPI standard.

Shuttered Florida development gets new life as mega-green rental community

Shuttered Florida development gets new life as mega-green rental community

News
July 27, 2012

Seabourn Cove in Boynton Beach, Fla., is on pace to become the largest NGBS gold-level multi-family community in the nation.

Green building slow to catch on in upscale Westchester County (N.Y.)

Green building slow to catch on in upscale Westchester County (N.Y.)

News
July 23, 2012

In New York State, 1,262 residential units have achieved the LEED for Home standard, but only two of them are in Westchester County.

News
June 13, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that more than 20,000 homes across the United States have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. 

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