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  • Builders' Show: Tips for Building and Remodeling Houses for Older Americans

    How to build profits by creating universally designed new homes and updating existing ones.

  • Commentary: Youths Take the Lead in Green Building

    Builders should take note of a new DOE ad campaign teaching tweens about energy efficiency.

  • Beazer Homes Commits to Company-Wide Green Building Standards

    As of April 17, all new-home starts by Atlanta-based Beazer Homes--one of the nation's top 10 production builders--will feature standards for improved air quality and water and energy conservation at no additional cost to the home buyer. With the nationwide launch of the eSMART Homes line, Beazer...

  • Nationals Park and Green

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28 – When the Washington Nationals take the field Sunday night to face the Atlanta Braves, they'll do so at the new Nationals Park, which today became the first major stadium in the country to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

  • 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.