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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • EarthCraft Honors Green Building Efforts

    The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and the Southface Energy Institute recently announced the winners of the 2008 EarthCraft House Builder Awards, which recognizes builders, developers, renovators, and manufacturers dedicated to sustainable design and home building. Developed...

  • New Programmable Thermostats Make it Easy to Save

    Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd spoke for a lot of people when he wrote of his newly installed programmable thermostat: "We're afraid to touch [it]." His rant came shortly after he replaced his old mercury-filled manual unit, which had three settings -- heat, cool, and off -- and that he...

  • "Eco Options" program brands green products

    Green is the new black at the Big Orange. The Home Depot announced April 17 the launch of Eco Options, a classification program that will brand all of its green products as such, making it easier for customers–homeowners and contractors alike–to select environmentally friendly building products.

  • Beazer Homes Commits to Green Building Standards

    eSMART Homes program becomes standard nationwide.

  • Recycling opportunities for construction materials

    The worthy goal of diverting construction materials from the landfill is fraught with obstacles, but recycling opportunities are growing.

  • the New American Home 2007 is a high-performance home

    The term “high performance” likely conjures up an image of a car, one that's sleek and speedy, with an extremely powerful engine. The expectations surrounding such cars are high, which is why their allure is so strong.

  • Atlanta condos harness wind power

    With a name like Eco Lofts, developer Alex Perkins isn't downplaying the sustainable side of his latest infill venture, a 60-unit condo building in Atlanta's historic Chamblee neighborhood. Slated for completion in spring 2007, the concrete building qualifies as EarthCraft (a local green building...

  • More multifamily properties feature earth-friendly building technologies

    It's still not as ubiquitous as WiFi or resident portals, but green technology is beginning to power more multifamily buildings. "We're at the beginning of an upswing when it comes to green building technology and multifamily applications," believes Paula Cino, a senior legislative analyst at the...