Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Philips Lighting Co. has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to get the lead and mercury out of its U.S. manufacturing processes. The company has been recognized by the EPA as the first U.S. corporation to launch a company-wide effort to meet EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities waste minimization standards.
Here's an example that shows when you integrate green elements early in the design process, a green home's look can fit into a typical neighborhood. And when you plan ahead, the costs of building green can be manageable.
Green builders, have we got a match for you. VerdeEnergy.com — a free online Web site — has been matching pre-screened green professionals called Verde Pros with customers who provide their project information through an online survey. Users receive competitive bids from up to four contractors in their area who will contact them personally about their project.
With energy prices on the rise, buyers are increasingly attracted to the notion of high-performance homes. Find out what you need to know in order to connect to your customers' deep desire for energy efficiency.
Here's a run-down of Green Products that are energy efficient or environmentally friendly.
NAHB survey indicates total green housing market share will rise to as much as 10 percent by 2010
Builders of moderately priced homes can give buyers environmentally sound features for about the same price.
How a North Carolina modular builder found his niche.
Many builders assume they need a hot, sunny state to even consider installing a photovoltaic (PV) system. While there is a benefit to being in these areas, homes in colder climates may be equally good — or even better — candidates.
Building environmentally sound, sustainable homes was once perceived as a quaint but impractical idea for builders in terms of time and money needed to implement on a large scale. Besides, most homebuyers weren't expressing interest in the concept, so what would be the point? Today, more builders seem to be getting the point.