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  • Commentary: Does It Really Cost More to Build Green?

    A survey of green and non-green building pros shows opinions vary widely.

  • Residents Drive Green Living at Arizona Retirement Community

    With its new Park Centre housing development, La Posada continues on a path of sustainable living for its elderly residents.

  • Reluctant Environmentalists: As energy costs decline, Americans are showing their true color--and it’s not green.

    Since its high mark in July, the cost of crude oil has plunged from $147 a barrel to about $46 at the start of 2009. While this is a positive sign for the economy, it also means that energy costs are no longer front and center with many American homeowners.

  • Improved High-Efficiency Showerheads Make The Most of Lower Flows

    Justin Wilson has been specifying ultra-low-flow showerheads for more than three years. But his biggest surprise when comparing water-efficient fixtures to typical builder-grade showerheads is that there is no surprise at all.

  • New + Notable

    Kohler. The industry’s first one-piece, 1.0-gpf, high-efficiency toilet with pressure assist technology, the San Raphael Pressure Lite uses compressed air to propel water for strong flushing power. According to the firm, the toilet, which carries the EPA WaterSense label, can save a household of...

  • Green Building Tips and Trends

    Every year the conversation about going green advances and green home building programs spread throughout the country. In the 2006 PROSALES 100 alone, 50% of dealers indicated they promote or sell green building products.

  • Building Green High Rises

    Even in the midst of New York's blustery, barren winter, the Big Apple is getting a little greener. The Albanese Organization and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. have broken ground on its newest green creation, a 253-unit apartment community in lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.