Green Building

SBCA has created a complete 2x4 through 2x12 Southern Pine lumber blind substitution chart for component manufacturers to use in preparation for the September 1, 2012 deadline.

It appears the innovative Audited Stress Rating (ASR) program proposed by Timber Products has hit the end of the line.

The third and latest draft of LEED 2012 shuts out 75% of North America’s forests because they are certified by programs other than the Forest Stewardship Council, according to representatives of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

KB Home is being sued by a group of homeowners in Cary, N.C., because it installed weather barriers behind fiber cement siding in some residential developments but not others.

The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition held a briefing on Capitol Hill this past Thursday.

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has launched an interactive online energy map that breaks down the patterns of power consumption in New York City.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray annouced that the District of Columbia will adopt the newest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Albuquerque City Councilors are easing up on energy efficiency requirements for developers. They said will make Albuquerque more builder friendly, but environmentalists said the consumer will end up paying.

An Australian designer proposed using MiTek's PosiStruts product, an open web truss system that combines the strength of steel with the flexibility of timber for custom made systems, to create walls, rather than its usual application as a flooring, and or, roofing solution in building construction.

New white paper puts a whopping price tag on the possible energy savings of multifamily buildings.