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
Labor and resource-efficient construction techniques allow you to stay in the black while going green.
James L. Bowyer, a professor at the University of Minnesota, is challenging the science – or lack of it – behind many widely used green building programs.
According to a 2007 study, half of environmental and government professionals are seeing an increased pace of brownfield redevelopment activity.
The U.S. Green Building Council established the Green Building Certification Institute to develop and administer programs aimed at improving green building practices and standards.
Every one of us faces a choice. Not just builders and architects and product manufacturers, but all Americans. All people. We have to decide if there are enough resources to support our present lifestyle.
Professional Builder spoke to NAHB Vice President of Advocacy Bill Kilmer to find out what its top regulatory and legislative items are for the new year.
Michael Chandler is a proponent of the NAHB’s green building program, while Steve Glenn firmly believes in LEED for Homes. Metaphors fly as the two builders engage in a lively discussion about the pros and cons of the two national certification programs.
As the National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council argue the merits of their respective green-building programs, dozens of local variations are springing up in housing markets around the United States. At the heart of the debate is whether one organization should be allowed to set green standards for the entire country.
Green products, including a ventilation fan from Broan, a water heater from Grand Hall that combines tank and tankless water heating technology, and NuTech's Composite Recessed CFL downlight.
The ungainly and inefficient solar roof cells of the past are just that. Solar power is now poised to take off some of the burden placed on our nation’s power grid, as Sharp’s roof modules show.