This month’s issue includes stories about three unfilled market niches that are significant opportunities for builders: culturally aware housing, live-work housing, and Missing Middle Housing.
The Public Policy Library, a new interactive platform, provides green building-related and LEED-specific policies
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Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.
Builders used energy-efficient windows in 90 percent of their projects. Photo: Scott Schram/Creative Commons
Builders and architects plan to certify more high-performance homes, but there's a limit as to how green they will go.
Life at net zero suits New England couple
Proposed standard, now open for public comment, addresses lack of uniformity worldwide
Free e-book offer how-to on construction and retrofits
The system grades the sustainability of landscapes, including those of single-family homes and commercial properties as well as streetscapes and national parks
The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana