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  • Pulte’s Villa Trieste Development Sets New Standard for Sustainability

    Aiming to reduce energy demand by more than 60 percent over traditional residential communities, Pulte Homes says its Villa Trieste is expected to be one of the most energy efficient-communities in Nevada. The community’s grand opening was held Jan. 9.

  • International Builders Show Green Day Is Back

    Sustainable building to be in the spotlight.

  • Residential Roofing is Going Green by Recycling Shingles

    Recently, a prospective customer of American Custom Contractors, in Rockville, Md., wanted to know if the company would recycle the shingles torn from her roof rather than send them to the landfill.

  • Solar Community

    Southern Nevada has an abundance of sun, and Concordia Homes is looking to soak it up. Last week, the Henderson, Nev.-based builder unveiled three model homes in Sommerset, a 48-home development that is poised to become the first solar-powered residential community in the state. It will also stand...

  • The Week in Green: March 10-14

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 10-14, including the launch of the nation’s first set of green remodeling standards, a green development center aimed at providing resources and guidance, and the opening of Nevada’s first solar community.

  • Managing Moisture Levels In Buildings

    Technology and Commonsense Design Are Your Dest Defenses Against Moisture

  • Las Vegas Seeks LEED Certification

    Green building arrived in Las Vegas last May with an explosion of the first order.

  • Technology allows builders to address indoor air quality cost effectively

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) was not priority No. 1 for Virginia Ranch Development project manager Davis Johnson as he oversaw construction of an 800-home community in Gardnerville, Nev., near Carson City. It seldom is. Like just about everybody else in the business right now, Johnson's biggest concern...

  • Structural Insulated Panels

    By now familiar to most builders, SIPs are made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyisocyanurate rigid foam insulation sandwiched between two structural sheets of oriented strand board. About 12,000 homes were built with SIPs in 2002, according to the Gig Harbor, Wash.-based Structural Insulated...

  • Home Design With SIPs

    Paul and Peggy Dunckers' residence in Wilson, Wyo., is the kind of house you might expect a pair of architects to design for themselves: hip, budget-minded, energy efficient. The 1,900-square-foot farmhouse has exposed, split-faced concrete blocks, radiant heated concrete floors, geothermal heat...