Green Projects



News
October 15, 2012

Monterey County, Calif. is poised to adopt an ordinance to amend the county building code to include “requirements and incentives for incorporating ‘green’ building principles and practices into new development in the unincorporated area” of the county.

Blu Homes green homebuilders Redfin land real estate

Blu Homes green homebuilders Redfin land real estate

News
September 07, 2012

Homebuilder Blu Homes and real estate broker Redfin have teamed up to allow customers the option of building a sustainable home on well-chosen land. Customers can now find and buy property through Redfin, and then personalize, site and build their new home on that land with Blu.

News
May 02, 2012

Five home builders and three remodelers were among the companies honored this week with a National Green Building Award from the National Association of Home Builders, during the 14th annual National Green Building Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

News
April 13, 2012

Pioneering the delivery of Net-Zero technology to the first-time home buyer, home builder Oakwood Homes and students at the University of Denver have built an affordable net-zero home with the goal of selling it for under $200,000.

News
April 08, 2012

Phoenix­-based Cavco Industries and LivingHomes of Santa Monica, Calif., re­cently debuted their C6 model, a LEED Platinum modular unit designed in the mid­-century modern architectural style that was made famous in the desert in the ’50s and ’60s.

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.

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.

Living Building Challenge comes to Alaska

Living Building Challenge comes to Alaska

News
January 27, 2012

The Cascadia Green Building Council and the Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA) have commenced the Living Aleutian Home Design Competition to design a new, energy-efficient home for an Atka, Alaska man. The competition follows the principles of the Living Building Challenge 2.0, which encourages builders to create today’s greenest homes.

5 modern green homes

green home

Features
October 22, 2011

Five leading architects and designers present their concepts for sustainable, energy-efficient living.

housing starts, housing market, new home construction, multifamily construction

housing starts, housing market, new home construction, multifamily construction

News
October 19, 2011

Builders began work on more U.S. homes than forecast in September on rising demand for apartments and condominiums as more Americans become renters.

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