Industry News

Oregon’s goal, as laid out in the executive order signed last week, is to achieve net-zero energy-ready buildings as standard practice across the state.

Built Green is excited to share its recent study, the largest of its kind. The study compared actual electricity use in homes certified by Built Green and non-certified homes. The results revealed that in some cases, Built Green homes were twice as efficient as predicted!

Developers of single- and multifamily homes these days strive to make them as high performing as possible.

Doing so comes with considerable benefits for both builders and buyers:

  • Lower energy expenses
  • Healthier indoor conditions
  • Less maintenance
  • Higher resale values

Windows and doors play key roles in a structure’s performance as the largest openings in thermal envelope and are responsible for the bulk of conditioned air loss in a home.

Today, during the Communities and Affordable Housing Unit at the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo, GBCI announced its adoption of the RELi standard.

Starting in 2020, with the next cycle of energy codes enacted by the California Energy Commission, the bar will be moved up to the highest it's ever been for newly built homes.

Atlas Roofing Corporation recently announced a new partnership with Veterans Community Project, a Kansas City-based nonprofit working to eliminate veteran homelessness through transitional housing solutions and social services.

KB Home, the first RESNET Energy Smart Builder, is joining RESNET to mark important milestones for the energy-efficient homebuilding. KB Home recently delivered its 25,000th home in Denver and RESNET reached more than two million HERS Index-rated homes nationwide.

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled.

Lamco Forest Products Inc. of St Felicien, Quebec entered into an agreement with Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd. of Perth, Scotland to bring the UK firm's wood construction fire mitigation system to North America.