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  • A House Maximizes Energy Efficiency

    Passive systems create a comfortable environment for the residents of a home in Durham, N.C.

  • WaterSense Identifies Efficient Products

    A FINAL SPECIFICATION FOR BATHROOM SINK FAUCETS from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program provides customers with a way to identify high-performance, water-efficient products for their homes.

  • GE Seeks EPA Approval for Green Refrigerant

    Technology widely used in refrigerators abroad is said to help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

  • The Week in Green: October 20-24

    A roundup of green building news, including building sustainable communities and new funding for lead poisoning prevention.

  • HUD Announces $131 Million for Lead Poisoning Prevention

    $70 million of grant money earmarked for lead-based-paint abatement in houses.

  • EPA Recognizes First WaterSense Partners of the Year

    Kohler and Ferguson are among the four winners.

  • EPA Developing WaterSense Program for Homes

    Homes achieving the specification will use 20% less water than standard new houses.

  • The Week in Green: March 31–April 4

    A roundup of green building news for the week of March 31–April 4, including the results of the Energy Star Awards, new lead paint standards, and the development of new certification guidelines.

  • EPA Issues New Lead Paint Rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new work practice standards for remodelers of older homes in an effort to reduce lead paint exposure, particularly among children. Set to take effect in April 2010, the new standards will extend to builders, painters, plumbers, and...

  • Mold and Moisture

    Mold growth in homes is the hot topic in the home building industry today. Headlines tout the danger of exposure to mold in our homes and at work. A member of the fungi family, mold comes in thousands of varieties and exists in every indoor and outdoor environment. It is a natural and necessary...