Green Building

New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1, even though funding for enforcement was blocked by House GOP.

Ashton-Woods, Beazer, KB Home, Meritage, M/I, and NVR are the majors among 400 home building companies who've signed on to to implement the U.S. EPA's newest Energy Star guidelines for homes.

An example of how one homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest markets themselves as a green building solution.

A member of the US Green Building Council said that the downturn in the construction industry was accompanied by a reduced number of green buildings.

Builders have asked the International Code Council (ICC) to eliminate multifamily buildings from the scope of its new International Green Construction Code.

Green building advocates in West Virginia are hoping to persuade the state legislature to adopt a more recent energy code.

According to new research, workers on green building sites suffer more falls than workers on traditional projects; are exposed to new, high-risk tasks; incur more lacerations, strains and sprains; and more.

Contrary to common belief that nothing is really happening in green building at the Congressional level these days, this article provides two counterexamples.

This article outlines how homebuilders across the country are preparing for Energy Star 3.0, which goes into effect January 1, 2012.

Builder scoured the stories it has published in its magazine and online this year to identify trends we believe might spill into 2012 and influence how builders adjust to compete profitably.