Green Building

CA Building Code Updated, Good for SBC Industry

California code officials will be enforcing a revised and updated building code beginning next year.

BALA Highlights Design Trends for 2013

The winners of the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) demonstrate that good design is not limited to high-priced homes - and they're also a preview of design trends home buyers will see over the next several years.

500,000 Beer Bottles in the Wall?

Entrepreneur finds a creative way to recycle Beer Drinkers empties and Builds the World's Largest Eco-Friendly GreenStone Building.

Plastic Homes in the Future?

So far, recycling efforts have made barely a dent in this waste pile. But that might change if recycled plastic were to emerge as a core structural component for new-home construction.

USA Today Trashes LEED

USA Today takes aim at the green building industry with a special report that argues against the environmental benefts promoted through LEED.

Study Indicates BIM Becoming Mainstream

A new report indicates that building information modeling (BIM) is no longer an exotic service, but is set to become the standard operating procedure.

Troubling Trends in 'Green' Timber

When customers pay a higher price for wood and paper products with “green” labels, they may not actually be getting something that is better for the environment.

Understanding and Analyzing SIPs

Before specifying structural insulated panels in their projects, architects must understand the potential benefits and shortcomings of the system.

Energy Efficiency Bill Passed by Senate

The Senate unanimously passed the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act (H.R.4850), which now must go back to the House for approval before going to the White House for enactment.

Homebuilders Defeat Energy Code Adoption

The Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), a group comprised of governors and state lawmakers, was considering a resolution to recommend adoption of the 2012 IECC (energy code) and any subsequent updates.