Green Standards

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Momentum Builds for a Numerical Scoring System for Home Energy Efficiency

In what may become the homeís equivalent of a carís M.P.G., momentum is building for a simple method of scoring a homeís environmental impact. More

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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

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

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Detecting Air Leaks During a Blower-Door Test

To improve energy performance of its projects, Byggmeister Associates, in Newton, Mass., conducts a blower-door test to determine airtightness. More

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Certified Lumber Bodies Battle For Identity, Recognition

Lumber certification groups battle for identity and brand recognition. More

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Proposed LEED Language Expands Recognition of Certified Lumber

If adopted, the revision will allow products from multiple certification bodies to qualify for points under the LEED rating system. More

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EPA, Texas Builders Partner on Storm-Water Education

Agreement provides storm-water pollution prevention training, certification to Lone Star builders. More

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Benefits of bio-diesel

After researching alternative fuels, Craig Kersemeier, president of K-tech Kleening, in Schofield, Wis., chose to switch from diesel to soy-based diesel. He chose this fuel because it does not require any engine conversions. More

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AIA Study Reveals More Counties Implementing Green Building Regulations

AIA study reveals a nearly 400% increase in counties with laws mandating or incentivizing green building. More

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Hundreds Achieve NAHB's Certified Green Professional Status

NAHBís program certifies 800 pros in its first five months. More

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