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  • The Big Teach

    There's a full-on industrywide effort to educate green building professionals, but who's taking it to the next generation?

  • IgCC: What Now?

    UL Environment's director of public affairs raises issues that may appear as the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is published this month.

  • Wellness, Nature, and Place-Making

    Staying in step with the pace of change should be a welcomed challenge.

  • EPA Guide for Sustainability Published

    The “Green Book” provides tools the agency can use for a sustainable approach to environmental regulation.

  • Home Performance Standard Approved by ANSI

    The standard establishes minimum requirements regarding energy efficiency, water conservation, occupant comfort, and indoor air quality.

  • Market Acceptance of High-Performance Homes

    DOE Building Technologies Program chief architect Sam Rashkin reflects on his experience growing the Energy Star program in the U.S. and what lessons it brings, similarly, to the growth of the Passive House Standard in the nation’s building market.

  • Message To The Market

    As vice president for Residential Market Development for the USGBC’s LEED for Homes program, Nate Kredich has a unique perspective on the path toward market transformation for high-performance homes.

  • WaterSense Specification for Irrigation Products

    EPA has released specifications for weather-based irrigation controls to carry the WaterSense label.

  • Report: Community- and Site-based Wastewater Treatment

    New research shows the environmental benefits of on-site wastewater treatment systems.

  • House Proud

    One of the strongest pillars of our economy, not to mention one of America's core values, is homeownership.