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Get Your Home Green Certified

If you're going to create a dream green home, recognize its value with a green home certification.

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High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

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Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

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Green Building Coalition certifies 15,000 projects as ‘Florida Green’

Builders and developers across Florida have found our criteria to be very effective and easy to implement.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

Green Homes in Texas Add $25,000 Resale Value, Study Finds

In Texas, new homes built to LEED standards command an 8 percent premium.

Florida Development Earns LEED Platinum for 70 Homes

Mirabella's LEED certified homes use nearly 40 percent less energy than what is used in a typical home.

Check Out the Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Homes with green features sold for $33,894 more than the median sale price of all homes in the cities Redfin analyzed.

California Homebuilders Using Solar to Exceed Code Requirements

Many builders are turning to solar to achieve required higher levels of energy efficiency.

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

Next Generation Roof Decks Help Fortify Homes Against Storms

On projects for Sapphire Homes in Gulfport, MS, general contractor John Price has to deal with a lot of rain. Rain is an almost daily reality on build sites in the coastal city, and that can spell trouble for roofs. Price relies on roof deck products that help achieve quick rough dry-in and ensure long-term durability under potential storm threats.


Habitat for Humanity Dedicates State-Of-The-Art Green Home

The home is a three-bedroom, 1400-square-foot center-entrance colonial.

Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal for Comfortable Living (Video)

Because the goals for the house focused on reducing electrical usage, the Hansons call the project "Ohm Sweet Ohm."

Colorado Production Builder Builds Two LEED Silver Single Family Homes

There are very few single-family homes that currently obtain a LEED v4 certification.

First Zero Energy Home in Detroit Under Construction

Phoenix Haus advertises the system as saving owners 90 percent on utilities over the home's lifetime.

USGBC Statement on Withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement

We are facing an important crossroads, and America must keep building.

Watch out Passive House and Net Zero, Active House is on the Scene (Video)

The goal is to create healthier and more comfortable living spaces without negatively impacting the environment or the climate.

How to Flash Windows to Avoid Leaks

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home, flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas like windows.

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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.

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