March 2010 Table of Contents

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New + Notable Green Building Products

A selection of 15 sustainable products for sustainable homes, including efficient clothes washers, reclaimed wood flooring, and an energy monitoring system for appliances. Read more

New & Notable Green Building Products

New products for sustainable homes, including efficient clothes washers, reclaimed wood flooring, and an energy monitoring system for appliances. Read more

Open Building Concepts Provide Flexibility, Construction Efficiencies Open Building Concepts Provide Flexibility, Construction Efficiencies

The Open Prototype Initiative is promoting the "Open Building" technique, an approach that disentangles structure from systems. Read more

Optimizing Windows

Spot-specing windows based on their orientation--rather than installing a houseful of the same model--can have a significant impact on efficiency and homeowner comfort. Read more

Product Review: Windows Product Review: Windows

Spot-specing windows based on their orientation--rather than installing a houseful of the same model--can have a significant impact on efficiency and homeowner comfort. Read more

Product Review: Solar Water Heaters Product Review: Solar Water Heaters

As interest in solar hot water climbs, understanding the systems is the first step to maximizing ROI. Read more

Thermal Dynamics Thermal Dynamics

As interest in solar hot water climbs, understanding the systems is the first step to maximizing ROI. Read more

Case Study: Pittsburgh Mixed-Use Project Combines Preservationist and Sustainability Practices Case Study: Pittsburgh Mixed-Use Project Combines Preservationist and Sustainability Practices

The Market at Fifth mixed-use renovation project accomplished a feat few others have: meeting the standards of the National Historic Register as well as those of LEED-NC. Read more

Case Study: Modern Townhomes Bring Sustainability to Urban Indianapolis Case Study: Modern Townhomes Bring Sustainability to Urban Indianapolis

Redevelopment Group's six row-style condos boast efficiency, healthy indoor air, and skyline views. Read more

EPA Finalizes WaterSense for Showers EPA Finalizes WaterSense for Showers

Qualifying showers must meet requirements for flow rates as well as performance. Read more

NAHB Green Building Conference Heads to Raleigh NAHB Green Building Conference Heads to Raleigh

Annual event packed with special events, workshops, and networking opportunities. Read more

EcoHome Opens the 2010 Hanley Award EcoHome Opens the 2010 Hanley Award

The Nominating Committee and Judging Panel have been named for the annual award for vision and leadership in sustainable housing. Read more

NAHB Phases Out Model Green Home Building Guidelines NAHB Phases Out Model Green Home Building Guidelines

National Green Building Standard to be the sole system certified by the NAHB Research Center. Read more

National Green Building Conference Workshop Schedule National Green Building Conference Workshop Schedule

Workshops include green for remodeling and multifamily, lending and appraisals, marketing, and high-performance building. Read more

Obama Unveils 'Cash for Caulkers' Energy-Efficiency Rebate Program

Under the proposal, homeowners could be eligible for up to $3,000 in rebates for purchases of efficient product upgrades or whole-house audits/retrofits. Read more

Chaotic License Chaotic License

New product certification programs require close scrutiny. Read more

Five-Point Home Performance Tune-Up Five-Point Home Performance Tune-Up

These five tune-up items will prompt improvements in the health, safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency of your homes. Read more

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