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  • A Job-Site Trailer Receives Green Makeover

    An eco-friendly makeover will ensure the Green Trailer consumes a fraction of the energy of a typical construction-site trailer while providing a more pleasant user experience.

  • GSA Scrutinizes Underfloor-Air Distribution

    Lessons learned from underfloor-air distribution systems with pressurized plenums are the basis for new GSA design standards and criteria.

  • Research Touts Suspended Ceilings' Benefits

    Research from the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, St. Charles, Ill., reveals suspended ceilings can reduce a building’s lifetime operating costs through energy and maintenance savings.

  • Vail Titan Select Roof Shingles by Custom-Bilt Metals

    With solid 26-gauge Galvalume construction and an interlocking tab design that aligns panels and creates a waterproof channel, Vail Titan Select shingles stand up to harsh weather, the company says. The Cool Roof Reflective Paint System, which features BASF and Kynar 500 reflective pigmentation...

  • Join the Conversation

    Aside from the mold catastrophe a few years ago, few topics in the construction industry get people talking, sharing, and debating quite as much as green building. At EcoHome, we want to keep adding to the conversation with new and improved ways to give you resources and keep you involved.

  • Top Five Green Building Mistakes

    How to avoid the five most common errors builders make when it comes to energy, health, and resource efficiency.

  • With closed-cell spray foam, the benefits go way beyond R-value

    These days, it's not an exaggeration to say that almost all homeowners expect their homes to be durable, energy efficient, safe, and comfortable. But this is especially true in coastal markets that cater to high-end clients who demand supreme quality and impeccable performance from their homes.

  • Green Building's Five Deadly Sins

    In a heartbeat, Tom Hoyt, co-founder of McStain Neighborhoods, recalls a striking example of how painful and costly missteps in building green homes at a high volume can be.

  • Feds Fine Home Builders for Water Pollution

    Four of the nation's largest homebuilders will pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

  • 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.