Green Building

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built in the United States in 2010 earned the EPA’s prestigious Energy Star certification.

NAHB announced it will sponsor the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.

Chicago Study Shows Cost Advantages of National Green Building Standard Over LEED-H

The zHome is really a tribute to less sexy (and, generally, more affordable) technology.

Recognizing ACC’s leadership role in advancing energy efficiency codes, the Foam Sheathing Coalition (an independent organization originally formed in 2007) has voted to become part of ACC’s Plastics Division.

Today, thanks in large part to keener competition for buyers, rising energy prices, and stiffer building codes, there are a bevy of products designed to create and improve an actual thermal envelope.

North America is beginning to join a wave currently sweeping through Europe and Asia: a transition from eco-logo certifications to environmental product declarations, or EPDs.

Vert House’s inverted truss roof brings volume and light to an otherwise small house. Inverting the roof truss was the ’aha’ moment for us," said lead designer Yonatan Pressman

The result of the 2009 policy change was a significant increase in the use of these tax credits, which led to remodeling activity and job creation.

This article provides a forward-looking perspective on the “Certifiable” nature of the ABC Green Home, defined to be a virtual “Net-Zero energy” model.