Other stories by Lisa%20Bonnema

  • Lacey Act Enforces Legal Lumber Sourcing

    Even certified lumber can be illegal. New enforcement crackdown puts emphasis on verifying lumber sources.

  • Noble Gases for High-Performance Windows

    Increased use of gases in evacuated window spaces may create supply problems, lead to next-gen solutions.

  • Toward Sustainable Materials

    In the construction world, Nadav Malin believes there are two main species—diggers and climbers. While some people enjoy scaling ladders and creating structure, Malin prefers digging in the dirt. “I found that when I was building houses, I really loved the...

  • SAVE Act Addresses Green Finance and Appraisals

    Analysis shows that legislation could increase market transformation by 2% in 2013 and create 25% sustained levels by 2020.

  • Code Compliance

    IMT estimates that every dollar spent on energy code compliance and enforcement yields $6 in energy savings.

  • Destination Mainstream

    Here’s the good news: 37% of all new homes sold in 2010 were HERS rated--a substantial jump from a mere 12.2% in 2008. Of course, there are a lot fewer homes being built these days, but as Cliff Majersik at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) points out, the figures still represent a...

  • The Stuff of Green Building

    In the construction world, Nadav Malin believes there are two main species—diggers and climbers. While some people enjoy scaling ladders and creating structure, Malin prefers digging in the dirt. 

  • Green Chemistry Standard

    A new standard establishes criteria for comparing sustainability-related attributes of chemicals and processes.

  • Web Tool: Transparency for Building Materials

    A free online database provides insight into precautionary built environment materials.

  • Bringing Water to the Forefront

    Like most people, water conservation wasn’t on Mary Ann Dickinson’s radar 30 years ago.