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  • February Legislative Update

    A roundup of local, state, and federal legislation and government news affecting green home building.

  • President Obama Announces "Better Buildings Initiative"

    Continuing his push for innovation, the President outlines a focus on energy-efficient buildings.

  • Dealer Groups Help Launch Product Verification Program

    A group of regional building material supplier associations have joined with a product testing and certification company to launch the Claim Check Verification Program, an independent program designed to assure that manufacturers can back up their product claims.

  • November Legislative Update

    A roundup of local, state, and federal legislation and government news affecting green home building.

  • Rhode Island Adopts the IGCC

    Rhode Island adopts the International Green Construction Code as a compliance path for the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act.

  • North Carolina Energy Code Update in Limbo

    Despite assurances to the DOE that North Carolina would upgrade its energy code, the state voted to postpone consideration of the 2009 IECC until 2015 at the earliest.

  • September Legislative Update

    A roundup of local, state, and federal legislation and government news affecting green home building.

  • Legislation for National Renewable Electricity Standard Introduced

    The proposed Renewable Electricity Promotion Act of 2010 would require utilities to produce at least 11 percent of their power from renewable sources.

  • Business Leaders Urge Congress to Fix PACE Financing

    Representatives of nearly 350 businesses lobbied federal lawmakers to pass legislation reinstating energy-saving PACE programs.

  • Tax Credit-Qualifying Windows From Ply Gem

    Ply Gem. Online features, primarily for consumers, include a window search tool and a viewable/downloadable brochure about glass technology; all windows qualify for tax credits. A software program for dealers includes the ability to simulate or confirm performance values and options. A special kit...