New EPA regs make stormwater compliance easier for small projects

New EPA regs make stormwater compliance easier for small projects

Environmental permitting for residential building projects on one acre or less became less complex with a new voluntary Construction General Permit.

Multifamily project aims for affordable housing through energy and water savings

Multifamily project aims for affordable housing through energy and water savings

Emerald Cities Seattle launched the first RENEW Multi-Family Housing Program project that will use efficiency retrofits to unlock energy and water savings for owners of affordable housing.

Ply Gem teams with Habitat to build 300 homes; Enter Home for the Holidays Contest

Ply Gem teams with Habitat to build 300 homes; Enter Home for the Holidays Contest

The Home for Good Project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million worth of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity.

Solar community system could replace traditional power companies

Solar community system could replace traditional power companies

As the price of solar panels continues to fall, communities are developing their own renewable energy strategies.

 Green building industry innovators recognized for sustainability initiatives

Green building industry innovators recognized for sustainability initiatives

During Greenbuild 2015, The BOLD Awards recognized Building Optimizers Leaders and Disruptors who are driving change and innovation in prestigious green building projects across the country.

Cradle to Cradle honors innovative sustainable products (video)

Cradle to Cradle honors innovative sustainable products (video)

Following a tradition of honoring pioneers in the circular economy, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awarded four organizations that have crafted regenerative and Cradle to Cradle-inspired product design.

Community solar gardens solve home solar adoption challenges

Community solar gardens solve home solar adoption challenges

Massachusetts joins Minnesota and Colorado as states providing clean energy alternatives with community solar gardens.

Solar power cost drop opens the Florida residential market

Solar power cost drop opens the Florida residential market

Florida, the state which ranks 3rd for rooftop solar potential ranks 13th in the nation for the actual amount of solar energy installed.

Duke Energy offers solar power rebate for South Carolina

Duke Energy offers solar power rebate for South Carolina

The DER program is designed to grow the company's renewable footprint in the state from less than 2 megawatts today to at least 110 megawatts and potentially 170 megawatts by 2021.

Solar power with storage can protect residents in multifamily housing

Solar power with storage can protect residents in multifamily housing

Solar combined with energy storage systems (solar+storage) can help protect vulnerable populations during power outages in multifamily affordable housing.

 Top 15 environmentally conscious Florida homebuilders recognized

Top 15 environmentally conscious Florida homebuilders recognized

The builders were recognized for their conscientious green building efforts in creating healthier and safer homes and a more sustainable Florida.

New guide helps lenders understand high performance buildings

New guide helps lenders understand high performance buildings

The new guide highlights the four components of value: revenue, occupancy, operating expenses and risk.

Program aims to finance geothermal adoption in new construction

Program aims to finance geothermal adoption in new construction

Carrier and Orca Energy launched a new program to make geothermal heating and cooling more accessible in new construction homes.

Home, with some range—extending an energy-efficient hand to builders

Home, with some range—extending an energy-efficient hand to builders

Educating builders to understand the least obvious incentive for turning the plumbing pipes green: it’s an easy way to add value to the home.

Do you live in an energy efficient state? (infographic)

Do you live in an energy efficient state? (infographic)

The average American consumer spends nearly $2,000 a year on energy bills, and about half of that pays just for heating and cooling.

Affordable housing communities get new solar power option

Affordable housing communities get new solar power option

Monthly utility costs are the second largest bill most families face, after housing expenses.

The San Bernardino County Water Conference: Drought Sends Water Conservation into High D'MAND®

Answering the question, “How do we balance our development needs with our water needs?”

 California cities add PACE financing for green home upgrades

California cities add PACE financing for green home upgrades

HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them through their property tax bill.

Phase 2 of LEED apartment complex breaks ground in Boston

Phase 2 of LEED apartment complex breaks ground in Boston

With 129 new apartments completed, construction begins on 40 additional apartments as part of the phase-two redevelopment effort at the Boston Housing Authority's Old Colony public housing development.

California sustainability circles save water and energy use

California sustainability circles save water and energy use

Hundreds of organizations participated in a unique education and action plan program yielding an average of $316,000 in projected annual recurring cost savings.

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