Green Standards

Fix Lead-Paint Rule, NAHB Remodelers' Chief Urges House Panel

The chairman of NAHB Remodelers called on a House subcommittee to alter the government's lead-paint rule so that it stops restricting consumer choice, quits relying on faulty testing equipment, and doesn't get expanded unduly into commercial space. Read more

Treading Lightly: Passive House Comes to Chicago for First Time Treading Lightly: Passive House Comes to Chicago for First Time

Passive-house construction methods, in building or remodeling, can sharply reduce the carbon footprint of a home. Read more

Making Sense of All the Available Green Certifications

Sustainable building certifications are many and varied. We help you make sense of the options available. Read more

What's the Problem With Green Remodeling?

CARL SEVILLE: The single biggest obstacle to green remodeling is ignorance. Don't accept the status quo. Read more

Survey: Consumers Say Their Homes Are Only Minimally Green

Three-quarters of homeowners believe that less than 25% of their home can be categorized as “green.” Read more

Smaller Footprint, Greener Future: The 2030 Challenge for Products Smaller Footprint, Greener Future: The 2030 Challenge for Products

Architecture 2030 launches its building product carbon-reduction initiative. Read more

Green Inspiration: Sparking Interest in Energy Efficient Building in North Carolina Green Inspiration: Sparking Interest in Energy Efficient Building in North Carolina

A contractor hopes his spec home and remodeling project spark homeowner interest in energy-efficiency and green building practices. Read more

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