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
What do homebuilders really think about green? What effect has it had on the marketing and sales of their homes? Is it a fad, or will it define home construction techniques for years to come? The results of Professional Builder’s green building survey sheds light on answers to these multi-faceted questions.
Building green homes is growing in popularity. Six homebuilders share how their marketing efforts differentiated them from other builders.
Contributing Editor Ann Matesi examines what makes LivingHomes’ prefabricated home in upscale Santa Monica, Calif., a model for green building with modular homes.
Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., was named the 2007 EnergyValue Housing Award Builder of the Year. Presented by the NAHB Research Center, the EVHA recognizes builders who have voluntarily integrated energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of their new homes. In addition to the EVHA Builder of the Year Award, 19 other winners were honored for successfully showcasing integra...
Here's an example that shows when you integrate green elements early in the design process, a green home's look can fit into a typical neighborhood. And when you plan ahead, the costs of building green can be manageable.
Philips Lighting Co. has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to get the lead and mercury out of its U.S. manufacturing processes. The company has been recognized by the EPA as the first U.S. corporation to launch a company-wide effort to meet EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities waste minimization standards.
Green builders, have we got a match for you. VerdeEnergy.com — a free online Web site — has been matching pre-screened green professionals called Verde Pros with customers who provide their project information through an online survey. Users receive competitive bids from up to four contractors in their area who will contact them personally about their project.
With energy prices on the rise, buyers are increasingly attracted to the notion of high-performance homes. Find out what you need to know in order to connect to your customers' deep desire for energy efficiency.
Here's a run-down of Green Products that are energy efficient or environmentally friendly.
NAHB survey indicates total green housing market share will rise to as much as 10 percent by 2010