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  • The Week in Green: July 21-25

    A roundup of green building news for the week of July 21-25, including tough energy targets in Florida and young poets speak out against environmental injustice.

  • The Week in Green: June 16-20

    A roundup of green building news for the week of June 16-20, including green legislation affecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and affordable LEED-Silver housing in South Florida.

  • Carlisle Development Completes First Two Phases of Florida Affordable Green Development

    The Carlisle Development Group announced the opening of phases I and II for Tallman Pines, a 200-apartment affordable housing development in Deerfield Beach.

  • StalwartBuilt Panama City, Florida, Home Achieves USGBC's LEED Platinum

    Today's environmentally conscious builders and building science experts want platinum. And a StalwartBuilt zero-energy home in Panama City, Fla., has it.

  • NAHB Lays Out Details for Green Building Program

    Voluntary. Flexible. Market driven. National. That's how the National Association of Home Builders touted the launch of its trademarked National Green Building Program during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday. That launch includes a new Web site that builders can...

  • Carmen Dominguez Navigates Green Building Challenges, Triumphs

    Not long after completing the New American Home 2007, a green-built show home at last year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., veteran builder Carmen Domínguez realized the true meaning of her work. A 13-year-old boy approached her while she toured the home. “He said, ‘Thank you for...

  • Energy efficiency as a marketing hook

    The home building industry is finally embracing energy efficiency, if February's International Builders' Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla., was any indication. It sometimes seemed like every manufacturer among the convention's 1,900 exhibitors was touting the energy-saving properties of its products...

  • Structural steel framing and precast concrete panels

    As the general manager of a custom home builder in Orlando, Fla., Mike Williams is very familiar with concrete and steel as building materials. His usual routine, as it is for most Gulf Coast builders, is to construct a first level of masonry block over a concrete slab foundation and then top that...

  • 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.

  • The New American Home 2007 models the best of contemporary housing design and new urbanism

    Neighborhoods used to be built this way. Back in the day, at the turn of the previous century, there were no developers, no master plans, and no model-home complexes with a choice of six floor plans. Houses would go up individually on roomy lots, respectful of the regional style and the scale of...