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  • Green Building Advocates Testify Before Congress

    Green building advocates, actor Ed Norton, and San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom offer suggestions for greening buildings and schools.

  • The Week in Green: May 19 – May 23

    A roundup of green building news for the week of May 19-23, including “Extreme Makeover” goes green, the preliminary launch of LEED 2009, and America’s newest address, Energy Star, USA.

  • LEED 2009

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the first public comment period on LEED 2009 this week, marking the third phase of the commercial green building rating system that was launched in 2000. According to the organization, LEED 2009 will address improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon...

  • Green Building News

    A roundup of green building news for the week of May 12-16, including coverage of the NAHB Green Building Conference and the $100,000 green home.

  • NAHB National Green Building Conference Green Lawsuits Bound Emerge Legal Experts

    About six years ago, attorneys who were involved in home building and construction litigation were in a frenzy as “mold is gold” lawsuits were emerging around the country. At its peak, the “mold is gold” movement was about 10,000 lawsuits strong. But, according to David Jaffe, a vice president for...

  • Custom Green Home Opens Its Doors to the World

    When you meet Anna Porter, owner and developer of a Warm Beach, Wash., custom home dubbed “Going Green at the Beach,” she doesn’t strike you as the type who would allow just anyone into her home.

  • Building with Trees

    The NAHB, in conjunction with the National Arbor Day Foundation, honored two builder/developers with “Building With Trees” Awards of Excellence in recognition of exemplary tree conservation practices. This year’s recipients were the Northland Residential Corp. of Burlington, Mass., and Parker...

  • NAHB Green Awards

    The NAHB honored 17 building industry professionals and companies who excelled in green home building practices in 2007, during the Green Building Awards ceremony at the organization’s 10th annual National Green Building Conference.

  • NAHB Green Show

    Bourbon Street, beignets, beads, and, now, builders. Green building pros from across the nation will descend on New Orleans this weekend for the NAHB’s 10th annual Nation Green Building Conference. The association expects more than 1,500 builders to show up for this year’s conference, which will...

  • The Week in Green

    A roundup of green building news for the week of May 5–9, including the green movement in the remodeling industry; defining the green consumer; and KB Home, D.R. Horton, and Pulte top list of environmentally friendly big builders.