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
Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered expansion of green building standards used for state construction to include other forest certification programs besides the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) program.
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A number of large and small home builders have signed on the implement the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s newest Energy Star guidelines for homes.
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KB Home is making solar power a standard home feature in most of its Southern California developments.
How to sell a certified green home
There is no single way to sell green successfully. Experts from the NAHB Research Center share best practices from some of the nation’s leading green-home builders.
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A new bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill would change the way homes are appraised by putting energy costs and savings into standard mortgage underwriting equations.
Quality as the building block for high-performance homes — a primer
Learn how coupling quality management measures with high-performance design and construction techniques can help improve buyer satisfaction while increasing profits.
Five leading architects and designers present their concepts for sustainable, energy-efficient living.
Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler and Building Design + Construction partner to create a prototype green medical facility
The GO Home in Belfast, Maine
KB Home's Primera Terra residential community in Playa Vista, Calif., and ActiveWest Builders' Meadow Ranch Development in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, are among the projects recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as 2011 LEED for Homes Award winners.
KB Home announced a planned nationwide rollout of its next-generation of energy-efficient home designs, a net-zero-energy home dubbed ZeroHouse 2.0.