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Case Study: The New American Home 2012
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Case Study: The New American Home 2012

The New American Home 2012 achieved the highest levels of green building... More

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BPI Introduces Home Energy Professional Certifications

The organization is introducing four new Home Energy Professional certifications for weatherization and home performance contractors. More

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10 Common Failures in LEED for Homes Projects

Green rater's tips help building pros ace their final inspection. More

Part 11: Pre-Drywall LEED Inspection
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Part 11: Pre-Drywall LEED Inspection

Before the wallboard goes up, Bethesda Bungalows’ green rater was on site to... More

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

National Green Building Standard to be the sole system certified by the NAHB... More

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

These five tune-up items will prompt improvements in the health, safety, comfort,... More

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California Adopts Nation's First Green Building Code

Residential requirements, which go into effect in 2011, include water-conserving fixtures, smart irrigation controllers, and jobsite waste reduction. More

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Mold and Moisture

Mold growth in homes is the hot topic in the home building industry today. Headlines tout the danger of exposure to mold in our homes and at work. A member of the fungi family, mold comes in thousands of varieties and exists in every indoor and outdoor environment. It is a natural and necessary part of the ecosystem in which we live. Although many types of mold have positive benefits, there are several strains that can lead to health problems if allowed to flourish indoors. More

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