Green Design



Features
April 26, 2012

A decade ago, luxury amenities such as granite countertops in kitchens and baths were necessities. Now, green building practices that once seemed exotic are becoming standard in homes at every price.

Features
April 24, 2012

A Texas firm has carved out a green building niche by using prefab methods and salvaged building materials from old buildings.

Features
April 17, 2012

Possible changes in the Minnesota building and energy codes could add $8,000-$12,000 to the cost of a typical home and open the door to building practices that have caused problems in the past, the Builders Association of Minnesota warned.

Features
April 16, 2012

This seminar will trace the origins of green codes, how they compare and differ from the rating systems that have been used, and examine some of their main features.

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

News
April 13, 2012

Pioneering the delivery of Net-Zero technology to the first-time home buyer, home builder Oakwood Homes and students at the University of Denver have built an affordable net-zero home with the goal of selling it for under $200,000.

Lessons learned from bringing the ducts inside

Lessons learned from bringing the ducts inside

Features
April 09, 2012

Growing demand for energy-efficient homes has made interior-ductwork schemes more enticing for builders in recent years. But this approach has its challenges. We asked several builders to share their experiences.

Features
April 06, 2012

An AIA official calls the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) a “game changer” for sustainable construction.

Features
April 05, 2012

A new model code for new and renovated buildings will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the International Code Council.

Features
March 30, 2012

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third draft of LEED 2012, if approved as written, would be a step backward from the current Certified Wood Credit.

Features
March 29, 2012

A team working on a draft green residential building code for Ketchum, Idaho has recommended a LEED Silver standard for new construction and additions.

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