USGBC announces 2011 Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2011 Leadership Awards, recognizing organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction.

Earth Advantage: Green homes fetch higher prices

Portland, Oregon-area homes with green credentials command prices an average 30 percent higher than their non-certified counterparts, even while the overall market share of certified- green homes in the region took a slight dip, according to new data in an...

USGBC, Better Homes and Gardens launch green home sweepstakes

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Better Homes and Gardens have launched the $25,000 Save Money, Save Energy Green Home Makeover Sweepstakes.

VAST receives Leadership in Sustainability award

Vast Enterprises LLC is the recipient of an inaugural Leadership in Sustainability Award from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Green Building Council —Minnesota Chapter (USGBC-Minnesota).

More than 400 green homes scheduled for a new sustainable community in New Orleans

More than 400 new green homes will be built to help New Orleans provide cost-efficient, low-maintenance homes for residents still seeking affordable housing after Hurricane Katrina. StalwartBuilt Homes pledged to build the high-performance, “Beyond Green” homes according to the Environments...

Resurrected Hamptons house earns LEED Platinum

When fire destroyed the Southampton, N.Y., home of the David and Saundra Dubin in 2009, they decided to rebuild on the same spot, but wanted their new home to be green. In December 2010 the 4,800-square-foot project was certified LEED...

Successful green remodeling comes down to education and compromise

Successful green remodeling comes down to education and compromise

Successful green remodeling projects based on compromise and passion. 

Homebuilders want to borrow volume LEED certification approach

One of the newest developments in green building for commercial construction is the volume certification program for LEED certification. LEED or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design is a body of standards developed by the U.S.

Greenbuild reflects strength of the green building sector

Greenbuild reflects strength of the green building sector

Despite uncertainty in the construction industry, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo attracted nearly 30,000 visitors from more than 120 countries during its run Nov. 17-19 in Chicago. Conducted by the U.S.

16 Ways to Green Your Home: Lower the impacts of everyday living

There are many simple ways that individual homeowners can lower their impact on the environment through everyday living. This document from the U.S. Green Building Council outlines 16 ways to Green Your Home.

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