Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Home and commercial builders are wary of the city of Leominster’s (Mass.) plan to earn the state’s designation as a green community, which would require the adoption of a more stringent energy code.
USGBC, Home Depot, LEED for Homes, green building products, database
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online green home products database.
Some projects are too small or not comprehensive enough to warrant an application for LEED certification. There are many other recognized national, state and local programs that offer a variety of best management practices and sustainable design, construction and operating strategies.
Homes built to green standards will comprise 33 percent of the market by 2016, according to the Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study by McGraw-Hill Construction.
A new study says that achieving some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury of up to 41 percent.
Idaho, green, sustainable, Meadow Ranch, active adults, 50+
Idaho-based ActiveWest Builders recently completed its new sustainable, 80-home Meadow Ranch community for active adults in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
solar energy, green housing, solar panels
SolarCity Corp., a developer of rooftop solar power systems, is preparing to file for an initial public offering.
green homes, energy efficient homes, home builder, homebuilder
Salt Lake City, Utah’s newest housing development is solar-powered, eco-friendly, and geothermal.
energy efficient homes, green homes, energy efficiency, competition
The U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013
All new residential construction and some commercial buildings have to be 20 percent more energy efficient than the existing state code under the new rules adopted by Amherst, Mass.