The U.S. Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program.
The fifth annual CT Zero Energy Challenge featured 11 new homes from across the state exemplifying high-efficiency design that best utilized innovative building techniques and new technology intended to lower energy use to near- or net-zero.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.
A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.
Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.
Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate.
Illinois tops the list of states with the most building space per state resident certified under LEED, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system.
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When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.
In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.
Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.
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.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.
One of the advantages of LED lighting is the incredible versatility and controllability that comes with lights that are basically computer chips.
Attendance at Greenbuild 2014 totaled 17,507, with 552 exhibiting companies participating in 142,000 square feet of exhibit and display space on the trade show floor.
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.
A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.