May 2010 Table of Contents

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Products for sustainably built homes, including recycled-aluminum tiles, LED lighting, an ultra-high-efficiency toilet, bamboo decking, and more. Read more

Product Review: Insulated Concrete Forms Product Review: Insulated Concrete Forms

The need for energy efficiency is driving interest in ICFs. Here's what you need to know before trying out this building system. Read more

Energy Star Under Fire Energy Star Under Fire

Allegations of faulty certifications and self-verification drive policy changes for the revered brand. Read more

Shaw Carpet Recycling Facility Connects the Manufacturing Dots Shaw Carpet Recycling Facility Connects the Manufacturing Dots

In addition to its zero-waste-to-landfill manufacturing facilities, Shaw's new recycling facility reprocesses used carpet from around the country. Read more

Case Study: 11-Year-Old Charlottesville, Va., Home Reveals Enduring Performance of Environmental Design Case Study: 11-Year-Old Charlottesville, Va., Home Reveals Enduring Performance of Environmental Design

More than a decade after its design, the home of architects Chris Hays and Allison Ewing demonstrates the long-term benefits of passive solar design and high-performance construction. Read more

Case Study: ANSI-Emerald Remodel Transforms 70-Year-Old Phoenix Home Case Study: Phoenix Case Study: ANSI-Emerald Remodel Transforms 70-Year-Old Phoenix Home

The Elm Street remodel is part of Green Street's ongoing effort to revitalize areas along the city's new light rail system. Read more

It’s Time to Take the Lead on Water It’s Time to Take the Lead on Water

Population growth means demand for water will continue to rise. We need to focus on conservation now--even when it's raining. Read more

Raleigh-Durham Pros Showcase Green Building on Conference Tour Raleigh-Durham Pros Showcase Green Building on Conference Tour

Diverse collection of six new homes and remodels highlights offerings from the North Carolina Triangle community. Read more

NAHB Honors Green Projects, Advocates

Annual awards ceremony recognizes green homes, builders and remodelers, and programs. Read more

Building Science: Putting Tightness to the Test Building Science: Putting Tightness to the Test

Guidelines for interpreting blower-door test results. Read more

Green Building Pros Honored Green Building Pros Honored

Fifteen builders, remodelers, and other professionals received National Green Building Awards during the NAHB National Green Building Conference. Read more

NAHB Green Conference Kicks Off With Home Tour NAHB Green Conference Kicks Off With Home Tour

Ranging from high-end custom to affordable gut rehabs, the six Raleigh-Durham homes highlight the region’s diverse selection of sustainably built homes. Read more

Energy Star in Harsh Media Spotlight

Government investigation finds EPA program’s certification process “vulnerable to fraud and abuse.” Read more

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