GBCI to promote WELL building standard in Canada

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Study: US states uses twice the resources and services that nature can provide

The United States has busted its annual ecological budget, utilizing more resources and services than U.S. ecosystems can regenerate within the full year.

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.

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

5 ways to make the air in your home healthier

Most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors exposed to potential sources of pollution than can lead to discomfort and illness.

Geothermal Day set to raise consumer awareness for ground-source heat pump benefits

To expand consumer awareness regarding the science, practice and benefits of geothermal-based heating and cooling in North America, Bosch Thermotechnology has launched a wide ranging public awareness and educational campaign.

Millennials are willing to pay more for energy efficiency

Home builders often talk about the increasing desire among Millennials for energy-efficient homes. Those home builders are hearing it for a reason.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.

Eco-friendly residential wood products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City was bustling with design professionals, homeowners, and product representatives.

Cut greenhouse gas emissions with propane appliances

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential use accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation’s total energy consumption.

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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).

GBCI launches EDGE Green Building Certification System

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

New paint additive turns any surface into a solar panel

A new additive for paints, coatings and flooring could transform any surface into a solar energy receptor.

Hawaii enacts first 100% renewable energy requirement

Hawaii enacted a law earlier this year that requires all of the state's electricity to be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045.

Study highlights cost benefits of solar power

The spread of solar power has brought benefits across the country, and there's a new way to find the impact in each state.

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.

California leads in solar capacity in US and world

California has become the first state in the nation to top 10,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

The shared economy can now reduce your electric bill

A new peer-to-peer network allows everyone to participate in solar energy (on someone else's roof) and cut their electricity costs.

CertainTeed issues Life Cycle Assessment for vinyl outdoor products

Tracking the full life cycle of building products ensures that homeowners and professionals understand the environmental impact of their choices.

US solar power boomed over the past 10 years

From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.

Materials Health Certificates help eliminate chemicals of concern from building life cycle

The Material Health Certificate Registry is a new online tool for identifying and communicating the work of manufacturers toward chemically optimized products.

Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

The Responsive Home will be built for today's younger buyers, influenced by a survey of millennials where 83 percent stated that they are seeking more space and 71 percent want to personalize their home, in a familiar yet reimagined American dream.

Americans face community design-related barriers to living healthy lives

Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report.

Home renewable market supporting Tesla home battery storage

To bring its home battery storage system to the market, Tesla Motors has partnered with companies on integration and marketing for consumers.

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