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  • EarthCraft Honors Green Building Efforts

    The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and the Southface Energy Institute recently announced the winners of the 2008 EarthCraft House Builder Awards, which recognizes builders, developers, renovators, and manufacturers dedicated to sustainable design and home building. Developed...

  • New Programmable Thermostats Make it Easy to Save

    Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd spoke for a lot of people when he wrote of his newly installed programmable thermostat: "We're afraid to touch [it]." His rant came shortly after he replaced his old mercury-filled manual unit, which had three settings -- heat, cool, and off -- and that he...

  • "Eco Options" program brands green products

    Green is the new black at the Big Orange. The Home Depot announced April 17 the launch of Eco Options, a classification program that will brand all of its green products as such, making it easier for customers–homeowners and contractors alike–to select environmentally friendly building products.

  • Beazer Homes Commits to Green Building Standards

    eSMART Homes program becomes standard nationwide.

  • Insulation Products

    When it comes to green building products, insulation stands out as a natural fit. After all, one of the main tenets of green building is increasing energy efficiency, and long before being green was in vogue, that's always been insulation's primary purpose. Now, with the rush toward all things...

  • Recycling opportunities for construction materials

    The worthy goal of diverting construction materials from the landfill is fraught with obstacles, but recycling opportunities are growing.

  • Atlanta condos harness wind power

    With a name like Eco Lofts, developer Alex Perkins isn't downplaying the sustainable side of his latest infill venture, a 60-unit condo building in Atlanta's historic Chamblee neighborhood. Slated for completion in spring 2007, the concrete building qualifies as EarthCraft (a local green building...

  • More multifamily properties feature earth-friendly building technologies

    It's still not as ubiquitous as WiFi or resident portals, but green technology is beginning to power more multifamily buildings. "We're at the beginning of an upswing when it comes to green building technology and multifamily applications," believes Paula Cino, a senior legislative analyst at the...

  • Green Building Conference

    The 2005 Green Building Conference showcased the many faces—and dispelled many of the myths—of sustainable building.