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  • Sound-Abatement Windows Can Help Make a House Hushed and Healthy

    The Burlington Northern train runs through Ft. Collins, Colo., 10 times a day, and architect Pete Weber designed a mixed-use project right next to its noisy tracks. On this project, Weber, creative director for Boulder, Colo.-based Coburn Development, speced Weather Shield's Zo-e-shield 6 laminated...

  • House Financial Services Committee Passes GREEN Bill

    Colorado Democrat spearheads legislation to make homes and businesses more energy efficient.

  • Colorado Congressman Proposes GREEN Act of 2008

    The bill, which would provide lending incentives to encourage energy-efficient and sustainable building, gains USGBC support, mixed reaction from NAHB.

  • Boulder, Colorado City Council Debates Home Size

    City planners and politicians in Boulder, Colo., are debating whether size and sustainability can live together under the same roof, and if they have their way, homeowners may soon face a limit on just how big their homes can be.

  • Green R&D: Smart City

    Regional utility company Xcel Energy chose Boulder, Colo., as its first Smart Grid City. This makes the town a test bed for an innovative energy management pilot program that will help Xcel increase its electrical distribution efficiencies and provide customers unprecedented home-energy management...

  • 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.

  • NAHB Research Center Names EnergyValue Housing Award Winners

    Thirteen of the nation's greenest builders now have the hardware to prove it. On Feb. 13, the NAHB Research Center announced the 13th annual EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) at an evening reception during the International Builders' Show. The big winners of the night were Aspen Homes of Colorado...

  • Awards for "Green" Remodeling

    The winners of the 2007 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams.

  • Green remodeling is going mainstream.

    As This Old House producer Deborah Hood says, people no longer need view green as experimental or expensive. "We're learning that green is basically just good planning and smart building." And green remodelers echo that sentiment. They're as likely to use words such as "high-performance" when...

  • 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.