Villebois community earns kudos for green development, sustainability

Master planner and developer Costa Pacific Communities has announced that its latest community, Villebois - located in Wilsonville, Ore. – has received the 2009 Excellence Award for the Best Development/Site Plan in Green Building by the Home Builders Association in Metropolitan Portland.

Brighten up your home with natural daylight

An article in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says that tubular skylights and full-size skylights are great options for increasing natural sunlight and saving energy.

DOE aims to make 'Low E' windows a must for home construction

Ten years ago, few people knew what a compact fluorescent light bulb looked like, but today, the curly bulb is the symbol of a "green" home.

Building project goes green

Replacing a haggard industrial complex with a large-scale development of ecologically friendly homes is a first for the city, and the project's developer and architect say buyers are willing to pay for a home that saves them money in the long-run.

Uproar over axing of green program

The Canadian government is being criticized for axing a program that helped Canadians make their homes more energy efficient -- saving hundreds of millions of dollars in electricity and boosting work for renovators and manufacturers.

The Kent Carbon Challenge

To promote the concept of energy reduction, the KEETF has challenged townspeople to a carbon (energy)-reduction contest. The Kent Carbon Challenge is a year-long energy conservation contest and will begin Aug.

Green jobs program to retrofit homes in Charleston

Millions of dollars could come to Charleston over the next three years under a pilot program that gives the city up to $1 million upfront to make homes and businesses more energy efficient. According to Charleston Regional Business Journal, the...

NAHB names green home building award winners

Fifteen builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the 12th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Raleigh, N.C.

Alaska pushes for energy efficiency

The Alaska Energy Authority has declared that the oil-rich state is capable of meeting its goal of generating 50 percent of its electricity and heating from renewable sources by 2025. Alaska's frigid winters, with their short days and long nights require copious amounts of energy.

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