Green Building

Mississippi Breaks FSC's Green Building Stranglehold

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation specifying that rating systems used in green building projects funded by the state government "shall not exclude forest products certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council or the American Tree Farm System."

EPS to Purchase Fingerlakes Construction

Energy Panel Structures, Inc., of Graettinger, Iowa will purchase Fingerlakes Construction Company, Inc., the number one post frame builder in New York State.

Dealers Look to Succeed with EWP

The market for engineered framing lumber has matured, but it still offers real opportunities for pro dealers who understand that its potential goes beyond product sales.

Pros & Cons: Analyzing EWP's Staying Power

When many of builders examined which materials to trim in the downturn, they refused to drop engineered wood products (EWPs) despite their higher cost.

Obama Sets Sights on Energy Efficiency

During his State of the Union address, President Obama issued a new goal: to cut commercial and residential energy waste in half over the next 20 years.

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.