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A top 10 list of neighborhoods with the most green homesIf you're in the market for a green home, Redfin released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, data …
Spray foam insulation helps Canadian builders meet code requirementsCanadian spray foam insulation manufacturer Icynene has unveiled Icynene Classic Plus designed to help meet the stringent Canadian building code requirements. Complementing its excellent thermal resistance, Icynene Classic Plus' superior formulation …
First Passive House in Indiana earns certificationIt's been a long, record-setting winter: thick ice, piles of snow and sky-high energy bills. Now imagine little to no bills all winter, or any other time of the year. How about no furnace at all? That's reality for people who live in Passive Houses. …
LEED Certified building space reaches 3 billion square feetThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED certification around the globe. "This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and …
LEED Platinum green demonstration home goes on the marketOne of the greenest homes in Tennessee is going the market via an open bid process. The University of Tennessee is accepting sealed bids for The New Norris House, completed The New Norris House was completed in 2011 after a student-led team at the …
Passive House awards finalists include New York and Philadelphia projectsTwo U.S.-based projects are among the finalists for the Passive House Award 2014 that will be announced on April 25 at the International Passive House Conference. An international jury made the final selection from approximately one hundred …
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, will jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 …
USGBC outlines plan for sustainability educationLeaders in the sustainability movement unveiled a plan to boost sustainability literacy in U.S. schools The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released …
Energy efficiency programs cost 2 to 3 times less than generating more power According to a new report released today by ACEEE, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour, …
US made-window certified for Passive House useArchitects, builders and homeowners seeking a passive solution can turn to a trusted name for an American-made product. The Ultimate Casement window from Marvin Windows and Doors has received certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. (…
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