LEED recognizes Living Building Challenge requirements

LEED recognizes Living Building Challenge requirements

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.

 Top homes named in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

Top homes named in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

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.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

 Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.

 LEED-certified multifamily properties eligible for lower interest rate

LEED-certified multifamily properties eligible for lower interest rate

Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate.

Where does your state rank in LEED building?

Where does your state rank in LEED building?

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.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

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.

Millennials altering American dream of home ownership

Millennials altering American dream of home ownership

Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.

Kohler launches EPDs for product transparency

Kohler launches EPDs for product transparency

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.

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

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.

Take control of LED lights with your phone

Take control of LED lights with your phone

One of the advantages of LED lighting is the incredible versatility and controllability that comes with lights that are basically computer chips.

Greenbuild 2014 delivers boost to sustainable building

Greenbuild 2014 delivers boost to sustainable building

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.

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

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.

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

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.

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Does building a high performance home pay off?

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

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