UL Wellness Certification Links Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard

UL Wellness Certification Links Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard

UL's Wellness Certification mark will signal to architects, designers and specifiers that certified products comply with requirements of the WELL Building Standard and can help their projects achieve certification.

Fannie Mae closes 500th green multifamily financing deal of 2017

Fannie Mae closes 500th green multifamily financing deal of 2017

Fannie Mae has closed its 500th green financing transaction of 2017, a portfolio of 10 multifamily properties, demonstrating the broad market adoption of Fannie Mae's green finance program. The transaction is a significant milestone for the Fannie Mae Green Financing...

60% of Canadians Willing to Exceed Budget to Buy a Home

60% of Canadians Willing to Exceed Budget to Buy a Home

Buying a house is often an emotional rollercoaster that leads many people to spend more than they can afford

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

One of the best ways to protect a home purchase — whether single- or multi-family — is to invest in smart renovations. Thanks to new technology, there are a number of improvement options.

8 Green Heating and Cooling Techniques For Your Home

8 Green Heating and Cooling Techniques For Your Home

One of the big culprits that cause green house gasses is heating and cooling in homes and commercial buildings.

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

One-third of builders say green building is a significant share of overall activity

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

Study: 84 Percent of Apartment Residents Say Living in a Green Home is Important

Study: 84 Percent of Apartment Residents Say Living in a Green Home is Important

They want homes that enable them to live a greener, healthier lifestyle.

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Tiny houses are captivating the imagination and interest of the millennial generation and boomer generation alike.

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Twenty-nine percent of homeowners reported that they selected metal roofing because it was attractive.

5 Ways Builders can Go Green and Win Buyers

5 Ways Builders can Go Green and Win Buyers

Having a green home is much cheaper in the long run as well as being healthier for both the residents as well as the environment.

Clinton to speak at Greenbuild 2017

Clinton to speak at Greenbuild 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions have announced that former President Bill Clinton will delivery a special keynote address at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.  The keynote will take place Thursday, Nov.

Study: Green Homes Affected by Toxic Building Materials

Study: Green Homes Affected by Toxic Building Materials

Indoor air quality is a concern especially in low-income and minority communities as studies show levels of indoor pollutants are often higher in these groups.

Global Insulated Concrete Form Market Predicted to Grow

Global Insulated Concrete Form Market Predicted to Grow

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is encouraging green building construction.

4 Ways Infrastructure Will Continue to Align with Environmental Practices

4 Ways Infrastructure Will Continue to Align with Environmental Practices

Environmental sustainability has become a hallmark of community planning in areas all over the world. As more countries are affected by climate change, air pollution, flooding problems and water shortages, effective strategies for managing these problems must be being developed...

Flexible Solar Film Solves Installation and Efficiency Hurdles

Flexible Solar Film Solves Installation and Efficiency Hurdles

There are still instances and environments where traditional silicon solar panels cannot be implemented.

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