A new process makes it faster for builders to certify multiple homes built to the same model.
It's easier than ever for a builder to have a home certified under both programs.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2015, companies demonstrated their ability to operate from renewable energy at the Washington Convention Center.
Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.
When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.
In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.
Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.
EPDs are developed by manufacturers based on life cycle inventories and provide quantitative, third-party-certified details of a product's projected environmental impact from cradle to grave.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.
One of the advantages of LED lighting is the incredible versatility and controllability that comes with lights that are basically computer chips.
As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.
A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers. See The Future of Green Building - Part 1.
David Gottfried, one of the founders of the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council, talks about his book Explosion Green that chronicles the twenty-year story of the global green building movement. David shares his unique perspective...
At Greenbuild 2013, Bio-Microbics CEO Bob Rebori talks about the the importance of simple, affordable waste water treatment and water recycling for green buildings.
Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC, talks about LEED v4 that was announced at Greenbuild in Philadelphia in November 2013.
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