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  • Remodelers Urged to Actively Pursue Green Remodeling

    When it comes to making the transition to green remodeling, remodelers need to "lead, follow, or get out of the way," Carl Seville told attendees during the Remodeling Leadership Conference. "We can and must make it happen."

  • Defining the Green Consumer

    The first step to green building success is understanding the factors that influence your clients’ environmental consciousness.

  • The Week in Green

    A roundup of green building news for the week of April 28-May 4, including making the search for a green home easier, solar and affordable--two words you thought you’d never see in the same sentence, and tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan., one year later.

  • Beazer Homes Commits to Company-Wide Green Building Standards

    As of April 17, all new-home starts by Atlanta-based Beazer Homes--one of the nation's top 10 production builders--will feature standards for improved air quality and water and energy conservation at no additional cost to the home buyer. With the nationwide launch of the eSMART Homes line, Beazer...

  • The Week in Green: March 31–April 4

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 31–April 4, including the results of the Energy Star Awards, new lead paint standards, and the development of new certification guidelines.

  • Energy Star Awards

    The Department of Energy and the EPA today released the "Profiles in Leadership, 2008 Energy Star Award Winners," including winners representing the home building and remodeling industries. A total of 74 organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy, including schools, hospitals, real...

  • Nationals Park and Green

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28 – When the Washington Nationals take the field Sunday night to face the Atlanta Braves, they'll do so at the new Nationals Park, which today became the first major stadium in the country to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

  • The Week in Green: March 24-28

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 24-28, including the completion of the nation’s first LEED-certified ballpark; green education in Greensburg, Kan.; a multi-use building in Oregon constructed with 80% recycled materials; and Chula Vista, Calif., considers mandatory green...

  • Greensburg, Kansas

    As Daniel Wallach lay in bed the night after a devastating EF5 tornado razed the southwest Kansas city of Greensburg, he felt fortunate–the twister missed his Stafford County home 35 miles northeast of Greensburg by 2 miles. It would have been easy for Wallach to just be grateful he didn’t lose his...

  • The Week in Green: March 17-21

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 17-21, including sustainability experts evaluate the current state of the green revolution; more schools and lesson plans going green; Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot team up to create a new green building program; and San Francisco...