Green Building

ASHRAE Believes Energy Efficiency Lower Priority with Louisiana Sen. Landrieu as Chair

ASHRAE believes energy efficient construction may become a lower priority in the U.S. Senate with Senator Landrieu (D-LA) as Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

3-in-1 Sheathing: Structural, WRB & Air Barrier

To better understand the integral quality of a home’s structure, inspecting its unseen parts will usually tell the best story.

Polar Vortex Putting Energy-Efficient Homes to the Test

Cold snaps and power failures have triggered a moment of truth for advanced energy-efficient homes in the Northeast. JLC talked with some homeowners to find out the facts.

Spending Bill a Mixed Bag for Energy-Efficient Construction

The President signed a bipartisan omnibus spending bill that provides $1 trillion in discretionary funding for federal programs; here are snapshots of building-construction program funding. 

R-40 Engineered Home Partnership Announced

Thanks to a partnership between CFS Green Homes and the Reata Foundation, home owners across the nation will now be able to look forward to having an ultra energy efficient residential home

Taping Exterior Sheathing Seams for Better Air Control

To reach the goal of 1ACH50, this builder decided to take a page from the PassiveHouse playbook and tape his exterior sheathing seams.

Home Energy Labels Soon a Reality?

Four states – Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington – are involved in a three-year DOE-funded pilot program started in 2010 to develop and test energy rating labels for homes.

Remarkable Tucson House Achieves "Negative-Zero"

The VISION House Series, a collection of incredibly advanced, high performance, truly sustainable homes built around the country, opened its latest project in Tucson.

Ohio May Ban LEED in Public Construction

It's looking like Ohio, a state long recognized as a pivotal political battle ground in national elections, may soon ban the use of LEED in public construction. 

SBCA's Public Letter to ALSC, AWC, NAHB, SFPA and ICC

This is a public letter from the membership of SBCA to the American Lumber Standards Committee (“ALSC”), the American Wood Council (“AWC”), the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”), the Southern Forest Products Association (“SFPA”) and the International Code Council (“ICC”) and their collective members.