Clarifying the Confusions Over Eco-Friendly Labels

Clarifying the Confusions Over Eco-Friendly Labels

Today's brands are bombarding consumers with hundreds of unsubstantiated claims and catchy phrases in hopes of persuading them to buy a certain product.

Multifamily Builder Named Outstanding LEED for Home Developer

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Multi-family Developer.

 Building Trades Unions and ACEEE partner for energy efficiency careers training

Building Trades Unions and ACEEE partner for energy efficiency careers training

Formal energy efficiency policies throughout the U.S. nation are estimated to require the skills of hundreds of thousands of skilled craft professionals.

3 reasons to attend Greenbuild 2016

3 reasons to attend Greenbuild 2016

World's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and design scheduled for Oct. 5–7 in Los Angeles.

Is your Tiny House illegal?

Is your Tiny House illegal?

As the Tiny House movement gains ground, some cities are outlawing the small houses or failing to update zoning ordinances to allow them.

AHR 2017 registration underway

AHR 2017 registration underway

Registration is underway for the 2017 AHR Expo. The event, predicted by officials to be the West Coast’s largest HVACR event ever, will be held Jan. 30-Feb.

Florida development features solar that produces more than 50% of a home's demand

Florida development features solar that produces more than 50% of a home's demand

A new home development features rooftop solar and connected homes, reflecting the latest trends that homebuyers want.

Florida builder offers solar power as a standard feature

Florida builder offers solar power as a standard feature

Cavalia is a private enclave of 10 homesites featuring two-story floorplans with five or six bedrooms priced from the low $800,000s, including solar panels.

New Fannie Mae incentive updates benefit multifamily builders

The Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, has made several updates to the government-sponsored lending program that are aimed at assisting those involved in multifamily projects across the country. Preferential pricing Fannie Mae gives preferential pricing for...

The Top 8 sustainable senior housing trends for 2016

The Top 8 sustainable senior housing trends for 2016

The green living trend is sweeping the nation, and senior housing facilities are no exception. It’s not just about enticing earth-conscious baby boomers, though their desire to leave a greener world behind certainly factors into the decision for many facilities.

USGBC partnering to expand green home building in India

USGBC partnering to expand green home building in India

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its certification body Green Business Certification Inc.

New residential solar loan program launches in 14 states

Home solar customers in some states can pay less for solar than they pay for utility power and receive thousands in tax credits.

Affordable housing project pursues Zero Net Energy retrofits

A California affordable housing project is pursuing using a energy efficient retrofit program on a 100-unit apartment complex to lower costs for residents. LINC Housing, a Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partner has developed, owned or operated quality...

South Florida developer adds solar panels as standard on new homes

In many parts of the U.S., solar power is not a luxury amenity, it's a real money saver for homeowners. That's why Fort Lauderdale-based Stellar Homes Group is now including a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system, with a 30-year warranty,...

San Francisco rooftop solar ordinance makes solar power mandatory on many buildings

San Francisco rooftop solar ordinance makes solar power mandatory on many buildings

San Francisco’s decision to require solar panels on all new buildings starting in 2017 is more evidence of the growing role of rooftop solar in commercial real estate. Passed on April 19 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the...

New green building system saves 70% of energy use

New green building system saves 70% of energy use

A new integrated system of technologies will produce high-performance homes that reduce homeowners' energy consumption by 70 percent, improve indoor air quality and significantly reduce carbon footprint, according to its founders. Sustainable Holdings Inc. introduced My Eco House, a newly holistic approach to residential green building.

Study: Unhealthy homes cause flu-like symptoms & fatigue

Large numbers of Europeans suffer from health problems and lack of well-being every single day. This is bad for quality of life and is also a likely cause of significant loss of productivity in the economy. A new study conducted...

Looking for an architect? Here's what to ask before hiring

Looking for an architect? Here's what to ask before hiring

Every architecture firm brings its own combination of skills, expertise, interests and values to its projects.

AIA gives annual Housing Awards

AIA gives annual Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 10 recipients for its 2016 Housing Awards, according to a release from the organization. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 16th year, was established to recognize the best in housing...

New PBS program offers look inside 10 green homes that changed America

“10 Homes That Changed America,” the first episode of the new three-part series called “10 That Changes America,” premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, April 5, on PBS. Hosted by Geoffrey Baer, the homes episode highlights 10 single-family and...

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