ANSI National Green Building Standard

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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. 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. 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. More

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Remodelers Tackle National Green Building Standard Revision
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Strength in Numbers: Putting People to Work in Energy Retrofit Jobs Strength in Numbers: Putting People to Work in Energy Retrofit Jobs

The dual goals of putting people to work in the construction industry and tightening up homes are coming into alignment. More

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Casting a Wide Green Net: The SBIC and Affiliates Offer Green Building Training

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council works with the federal government and other affiliates to offer a range of sustainability education options. More

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Keeping Them Honest

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

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Ready for Prime Time

As This Old House producer Deborah Hood says, people no longer need view green as experimental or expensive. "We're learning that green is basically just good planning and smart building." And green remodelers echo that sentiment. They're as likely to use words such as "high-performance" when talking about their green work, so interwoven are the concepts. More

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