Green Building

Sometime this month, Addison Homes, a semi-custom on-your-lot builder, expects to break ground on Trailside, a 16-home neighborhood that will be Addison’s first subdivision development.

A small development in Massachusetts shows that even builders in a state with one of the most advanced energy codes in the nation are still stuck in yesterday's framing systems—the 'we've always done it this way' system.

A study showed that a uniformly insulated thermal envelope is readily achievable with post-frame construction. 

The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPDs) for laminated veneer lumber and wood I-joists.

With energy codes getting stricter, and more homes being built to Energy Star specs, truss designers now have to consider attic insulation requirements in their roof packages.

Just a handful of the 2,065 International Code Council (ICC) code change proposals now under consideration could add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of new-home construction without any significant health or safety benefits.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, to go effect in the fall.

t the recent ASTM E-60 meetings held in Indianapolis, Indiana, attendees discussed the various definitions for the term “sustainability,”

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."