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STEP Warmfloor® has launched a free, online learning course through AEC Daily to provide architects and builders a better understanding of the radiant heat market, as well as...

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Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.

Net Zero test home ends the year with energy to spare

After one of the toughest winters in recent years, the net-zero energy test house in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.

ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.

Early registration opens for Green Homes Summit 2014

Sign up for the Green Homes Summit, August 22-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to learn the latest and best information regarding green home building.

Builders face challenges in selling the green home story

It can be difficult to convince home buyers of the value of investing in energy-efficient and healthy homes that may come at a premium price compared to homes of similar size in the same market. But some forward-thinking homebuilders are doing it any way.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

A 148-home central Florida development may be the sign that net-zero living has gone mainstream.

Sustainability literacy graduation requirement is USGBC’s goal for 2040

National education initiative aims to help schools operate sustainably while students learn about it.

Southface creates green building certification program for historic buildings

Preservation of historic buildings across the southeast will be eligible for the new green building certification program launched with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Southface. The Atlanta-based organizations partnered to create the nation’s first green building certification program...

Michigan's 1st Passive House wins Fine Homebuilding Award

A Maine architectural firm designed Michigan's first Passive House that was named best energy-smart home of 2014.

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Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

Green building is a growing part of the residential construction industry, and Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 30 NGBS Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities.

New California building codes will cut residential energy use by 25% and save water

On July 1, updated building standards designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings took effect in California.

Timber home builder adopts Passive House approach

Long- time timber home builder New Energy Works will include Passive House principals in the design and construction phases of new homes. Brad Hall, construction project manager at New Energy Works, recently became certified in Passive House Basics with a...

Affordable green townhomes tap solar power to reduce costs

An 18-unit townhouse development provides green living in affordable housing for low-income residents of North Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Fairmount Avenue Townhomes were designed for the Chattanooga Housing Authority to provide low-income housing in the desirable North Chattanooga Neighborhood. HK Architects...

20 LEED homes planned for Montana reservation

The Fort Peck, Montana, reservation will be the site of 20 LEED Platinum homes for tribe members in need of housing.

Net zero construction gets a boost in New York

To encourage construction of homes that produce more energy than they consume, New York state is offering $34 million in incentives.

How does your state rank? LEED names top states for Certified Homes

The number of LEED-certified green housing units more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and the number continues to grow steadily.

Appraisers can earn green accreditation

The growing popularity of green homes drives the need for appraisers to understand the market.

Report makes the business case for sustainable building products

Early adopters of the Cradle to Cradle product standard benefited from the rigorous certification program through reduced costs and a less volatile supply chain. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute released the report "Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle...

Commercial interior design gets new green certification program

Designs for interiors of commercial and institutional buildings is the focus of the new program Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors that focuses on interiors without the need to certify an entire building. The Green Building Initiative (GBIGBI president Jerry Yudelson...

Canada tops international LEED adoption

Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council...

Historic home nearing goal of net-zero after deep green remodeling

A 110-year-old home is on its way to becoming a net-zero home thanks to a deep green remodel that’s still in progress. When Matt Grocoff and his wife, Kelly, bought a 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old...

Applications open for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grants

Fourteen LEED for Neighborhood Development Projects will receive funding and resources through the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program.

Better Buildings Challenge winner sees 20 percent energy savings on homes

A Better Buildings Challenge participant is seeing success in reducing energy uses across its entire building portfolio, helping meet the goal of reducing energy consumption by U.S. homes. Lend Lease (US) Public Partnerships (Lend Lease) was recently recognized by the...

USGBC launches real-time green building data resource

To give building professionals and the public an understanding of the impact of LEED projects in each state, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S.

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Learn about the many certifications and accreditations that are available in the green home market, including USGBC LEED, Energy Star, Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Greenguard, Green Seal and more.