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  • Seven principles of green building

    The first time I remember hearing about green building was in the early-'70s, when a perfect blend of hippie culture and rising oil costs resulted in, among other things, houses called "earth ships" that incorporated wall systems made from old tires filled with dirt. But also, through some hits and...

  • Cultivating Green Talent

    Traci Rose Rider, LEED AP, was working as an intern at HOK in Houston in 2002 when she decided to drive over to Austin, Texas, for the afternoon to attend the U.S. Green Building Council-sponsored Greenbuild conference. Energized by the overwhelming turnout of students and young professionals—and...

  • Green products are being demanded by Builder.

    Though there are relatively few builders that are currently on the leading edge of sustainable building, the rest of the industry is closing in fast.

  • Green Building Goes Mainstream

    Green building has gone mainstream, providing dealers with abundant and profitable opportunities to educate, serve, and sell to pros.

  • Sustainable Building

    Thousands of builders have adopted at least some of the tenets and products of sustainable building, raising the bar on energy efficiency -- and often improving the overall quality of construction as a result.