American National Standards Institute

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ASNI Approves Two New Standards for Wood Doors

The American National Standards Institute has approved standards for interior architectural wood flush doors and interior architectural wood stile and rail doors, says the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, which pushed for both additions. Read more

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Accurate Energy Measurements for Home Sales

BPI standards assure energy-efficiency upgrade information is accurately valued for the home sales process. Read more

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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

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Keeping Them Honest

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

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National and Regional Green Certification Programs National and Regional Green Certification Programs

As consumer interest in sustainable building grows, so does the number of national and local green certification, training, and accreditation programs. Here's a guide to what's on offer. Read more

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Legislation and Regulations Legislation and Regulations

Local and national bills and laws in several categories will affect how remodelers do business. Read more

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ProWatch: Going for the Green

The National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council have locked horns over which of their respective green building standards should dominate residential construction. This confrontation, regardless of its outcome, presents another opportunity for pro dealers to stake their claim in a burgeoning trend toward eco-friendlier home building that, if more states have their way, will be mandated. Read more

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