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  • World Leaders Should Fight Global Warming

    Editor in Chief, Christina Koch, discusses rebuilding communities devestated by natural disasters in a sustainable manner in order to reduce human-induced global warming.

  • Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Deltec Homes Build Hurricane-Resistant, Energy-Efficient Green House in New Orleans

    Deltec Homes leads a team of builders on a four-day quest to construct a storm-proof, green home and church.

  • Positive Outlook

    I returned from the NAHB National Green Building Conference this morning with my head swimming with new products, cool projects, and lots of new green builder contacts. Though set against a backdrop of a still-recovering New Orleans, the atmosphere was positive, with a vibe of enthusiasm coursing...

  • Hope Among Heartache

    The NAHB National Green Building Conference kicked off with a Green Homes Tour that showcased the struggle to rebuild New Orleans--and the smart ways some are bouncing back.

  • NAHB Green Show

    Bourbon Street, beignets, beads, and, now, builders. Green building pros from across the nation will descend on New Orleans this weekend for the NAHB’s 10th annual Nation Green Building Conference. The association expects more than 1,500 builders to show up for this year’s conference, which will...

  • Green Remodeling Standards

    Builders and homeowners now have a set of green guidelines that they can apply to a remodeling project, regardless of size. The REGREEN Guidelines were announced Friday by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at INTERIORS 08: The ASID...

  • New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward to Get 150 Affordable and Sustainable Homes

    Actor Brad Pitt, who has called New Orleans his adopted home since the city was ravaged by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and Tinseltown producer Steve Bing have pledged an astonishing $10 million to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward of the Crescent City. The donation, which will benefit the...

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Enlists Help of Builders for New Orleans Project

    One lucky family in the Big Easy will get a boost from a team of builders assembled by the popular ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on the show's two-hour season finale on May 18.

  • New Orleans Keeps Rebuilding

    On a sweltering May day in New Orleans' Holy Cross neighborhood, Global Green USA celebrated the symbolic groundbreaking of its sustainable affordable housing community.