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.
Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.
When choosing your building material, ensure that you get products that are compliant. If products are not certified, this may just be the way the code is structured and is not a case of the manufacturer hiding something.
A coastal colonial-style home built with insulated concrete forms earned multiple awards for building excellence and performance.
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.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.
Learn about five ways you can use decorative concrete to improve both the beauty and sustainability of your next building project
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
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Radiant floor heating is becoming more popular as homeowners and builders look for energy efficient heating options that also deliver good indoor air quality.
Energy-efficient homes in Scotland are on the market less time and draw a higher selling price compared to less efficient homes, according to a study of more than 10,000 property sales.
As more homebuilders and buyers come to value the RESNET HERS Index Score, new policies will make the score a more powerful tool.
EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country for leading the industry in reducing energy use, increasing affordability, protecting public health, and combating climate change.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.
Durability is the most important characteristic associated with building products in general and “green” building products in particular, according to the findings of a blind survey of U.S. architects commissioned by PPG Industries.
Despite short-term price fluctuations, energy costs will continue to rise over the long term, driving greater interest in building that produce as much or more energy as they consume.
Aiming to be the first LEED v4 Platinum home, and created in collaboration with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the International Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Insititute, the home will be presented to Make It Right Foundation for placement in...
Five years ago, the Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program was launched to make it easier for property owners to complete energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects that make buildings more valuable and sustainable.
Zehnder America starts local sourcing initiative using American manufacturing for its new ComfoFlex ducting and register boxes.
Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.
Renewable resources will be part of the new Passive House Standards introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute of Darmstadt, Germany, The North American Passive House Network said.
The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.
A sustainability minded university professor chose a new prefab home design for a net zero home in Maryland.
The Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine, will actually produce twice as much energy as it uses.
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Active House USA, a custom sustainable home in the St. Louis suburb of Webster Groves, Missouri, combines leading sustainability and high performance building practices from around the world. This prototype home defines the next generation of sustainable home building in...