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  • 84 Lumber Expands into the FSC-Certified Wood Market, Selling Eco-Friendly Products

    Twenty-six locations operated by 84 Lumber Co., one of the nation’s leading lumber dealers, now are selling Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood. The FSC Chain of Custody Certification ensures that wood products meet the organization’s rigid standards from raw materials through...

  • ProWatch: Going for the Green

    The National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council have locked horns over which of their respective green building standards should dominate residential construction. This confrontation, regardless of its outcome, presents another opportunity for pro dealers to stake...

  • NAHB Green Awards

    The NAHB honored 17 building industry professionals and companies who excelled in green home building practices in 2007, during the Green Building Awards ceremony at the organization’s 10th annual National Green Building Conference.

  • Engineered Lumber's Green Attributes Provide Another Selling Point

    When Trus Joist introduced the first engineered I-joist in 1969, it wasn't to save the planet. It was to help save a building industry that depended on huge, old-growth trees that were quickly becoming scarce and more protected by regulators.

  • NAHB Lays Out Details for Green Building Program

    Voluntary. Flexible. Market driven. National. That's how the National Association of Home Builders touted the launch of its trademarked National Green Building Program during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday. That launch includes a new Web site that builders can...

  • NAHB Research Center Names EnergyValue Housing Award Winners

    Thirteen of the nation's greenest builders now have the hardware to prove it. On Feb. 13, the NAHB Research Center announced the 13th annual EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) at an evening reception during the International Builders' Show. The big winners of the night were Aspen Homes of Colorado...

  • Geothermal HVAC Systems Ease Energy Costs

    It is clear that the builders who are selling homes in this downturn are doing so by offering products that are different from those of the competition. As several companies building solar-powered homes around the Sacramento metro area–including Lennar and Pulte–have discovered, energy efficiency...

  • Native Landscaping Benefits Environment

    Drawn to the coast for its natural beauty and wildlife, yet increasingly confronted by red tides, fish kills, and contaminated beaches, many coastal residents are deeply concerned about the environment. While they cannot single-handedly save the coast, a growing number are seeking out builders and...

  • Seven principles of green building

    The first time I remember hearing about green building was in the early-'70s, when a perfect blend of hippie culture and rising oil costs resulted in, among other things, houses called "earth ships" that incorporated wall systems made from old tires filled with dirt. But also, through some hits and...

  • Energy efficiency as a marketing hook

    The home building industry is finally embracing energy efficiency, if February's International Builders' Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla., was any indication. It sometimes seemed like every manufacturer among the convention's 1,900 exhibitors was touting the energy-saving properties of its products...