Green Design



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. 

Features
June 12, 2012

In response to concerns by LEED users, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will delay the ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013 or potentially earlier in 2013 if USGBC members and the market indicate readiness.

California, Energy Commission, solar-ready roofs, guidelines, 2014

California, Energy Commission, solar-ready roofs, guidelines, 2014

News
June 05, 2012

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, all new residential and commercial buildings in California will need to have “solar-ready” roofs thanks to new building guidelines approved by the California Energy Commission last week.

Features
May 29, 2012

Santa Monica, Calif.-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum.

Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes

Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes

Features
May 24, 2012

As green homes become more prominent, builders are experiencing growing pains when it comes to appraisals. Builders share their secrets for getting the value out of green.

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