Green Design



EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications

EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications

News
March 25, 2012

Continuing to build on the success of the WaterSense program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label.

Utah’s Terra Sol community brings renewable energy to affordable living

Utah’s Terra Sol community brings renewable energy to affordable living

News
March 18, 2012

Terra Sol near downtown Salt Lake City includes 40 single-family detached units and 20 twin homes, all equipped with renewable energy technologies typically found in high-end custom homes.

wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures

wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures

News
March 13, 2012

A new study examines the potential of wood — typically used only in low-rise building — as an option in taller structures.

Features
March 12, 2012

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released A Roofing Professional's Guide to LEED to help roofing professionals who want to learn more about the roofing-specific issues related to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

Features
March 08, 2012

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

USGBC, Home Depot, LEED for Homes, green building products, database

News
March 07, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online green home products database.

Features
March 02, 2012

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.

Features
March 01, 2012

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.

Features
February 21, 2012

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, green, sustainable, Meadow Ranch, active adults, 50+

News
February 15, 2012

Idaho-based ActiveWest Builders recently completed its new sustainable, 80-home Meadow Ranch community for active adults in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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