May 2009 Table of Contents

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Claim Check

Resources for deciphering green-product labels and certifications. Read more

Understanding Vapor Barriers Understanding Vapor Barriers

The residential building industry has enough controversial construction techniques, incorrect product applications, antiquated codes, and old wives’ tales to confuse anybody seeking the right way to build. And vapor barriers rank high on that list. Read more

Affordably Sustainable in Portland Affordably Sustainable in Portland

Helensview Heights is all about sustainability, but far more than just the stuff you can feel, touch, or tack onto a house. Read more

Home of the Future Draws Inspiration From Nature Home of the Future Draws Inspiration From Nature

William McDonough + Partners' design mimics a tree, including using sunlight to generate energy and accruing positive environmental benefits over time. Read more

New + Notable Green Building Products New + Notable Green Building Products

New products for eco-friendly homes, including zero-VOC paint, solar roof tiles, and permeable composite pavers. Read more

Product Review: Decking Product Review: Decking

A guide to eco-friendly options among wood, composite, and plastic decking. Read more

Keeping Them Honest Keeping Them Honest

A guide to deciphering product specs, avoiding greenwashing, and navigating certification programs. Read more

studio26 homes Strikes NAHB Gold With Super-Efficient Pennsylvania Home studio26 homes Strikes NAHB Gold With Super-Efficient Pennsylvania Home

Partnership with IBACOS and Building America help family-run builder tackle energy performance. Read more

Ford Unveils Fuel-Efficient Van Ford Unveils Fuel-Efficient Van

Light-duty van combines the durability and storage flexibility of work vans with the compact size and fuel efficiency of consumer vehicles. Read more

Trying New Products Requires Smart Choices Trying New Products Requires Smart Choices

Thorough product assessment and understanding can help you move from gray to green. Read more

Santa Fe Enacts Green Home Building Regulations

New single-family homes must meet code requirements covering six categories. Read more

Southwall Technologies Expands

Heat Mirror inventor to manufacture its own brand of insulated glass. Read more

Indiana Development First to Achieve ANSI Certifications Indiana Development First to Achieve ANSI Certifications

The Village in Burns Harbor offers certified homes, a walkable town center, and proximity to public transit. Read more

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