Louisville MLS adds 8 green fields to drive green home listings

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It will be easier for homebuyers and realtors in Louisville, Kentucky, to find homes with green features and certifications

FEATURES


Secrets behind the walls of 3 high performance green homes

It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.

LED Lights help green home reach LEED Platinum

Energy efficient LED lighting will be one of the technologies that will help Ed Begley Jr.'s new home reach LEED certification.

Naples Botanical Garden earns LEED Gold

What used to be a 170-acre patch of grass, palmettos, and palms fronted by a strip mall is the first subtropical public garden of the 21st century.

NET-ZERO THE SUPERHERO – What It Is, And How To Build It

Net-zero is the new superhero, and building to simply pass building code is for mere mortals.

Consider Scientific Building Standards for your next home

There are many options available for those who want to build to Scientific Building Standards.

Passive House standards gaining in single family and multifamily projects

Passive House building in North America has become more prominent with announcements of multifamily and single family home projects that will meet the rigorous standards for energy consumption.

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

A model home for a golf course community in Pennsylvania exceeds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home requirements, delivering long-term value for its new owners.

Foam insulation panels help seal buildings against moisture

It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.

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NEWS


Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

GBCI to promote WELL building standard in Canada

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

Appraisers moving forward with green home valuation strategies

Property appraisers in the United States are gearing up to better evaluate properties with high performance and green aspects with the first of three Valuation Advisories.

USGBC ranks Top 10 countries for LEED green building

Canada, China and India are the top three countries for LEED building outside the U.S., according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Washington DC MLS to add high performance home information

A new study revealed that real estate listings which highlight eco-friendly, high performance home (HPH) features perform above average in the Washington, D.C. market.

Canadian Passive House Institute launches new program to meet demand

Canadian Passive House Institute West (CanPHI West) will start a new education program designed to meet the growing interest in the international Passive House building standard and increase the number of trained building industry professionals in Canada.

Lindal Cedar Homes celebrates 70 years of sustainable systems built homes

On July 2015 Lindal Cedar Homes celebrated its 70 anniversary, and its role in developing custom-built cedar homes that allow for many ways to go green.

What's in a name? Zero Energy Ready Homes and the strategy behind the name

As the U.S. Department of Energy rolls out its Zero Energy Ready Home program, building professionals and homebuyers are getting used to the new name.

GBCI launches EDGE Green Building Certification System

Green building in India has new certification to drive market adoption.

Passive House remodeling project wins award for reduced energy use

The Mamaroneck Passive House won the Urban Green Council`s Power to the People award for the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.

New Utah home development will be Zero Energy Ready certified

A Salt Lake City development of 15 homes will be DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes that will exceed next generation building codes.

Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will use wastewater heat recovery system

The energy consumed to make hot water is the second largest cost on most utility bills, and showering is typically the single most energy intensive activity that people engage in at home.

Property appraisers adopt new tool for green home valuations

The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.

Wood plank floors contribute to green building certifications

Handcrafted natural wood flooring can contribute to green building certification points in a variety of categories.

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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.