2015 Home Remodeling Trends

Though the economy continues its upward climb, credit lending standards are still pretty tight, which means a lot of folks will be remodeling instead of buying new homes in 2015. With the growing number of folks looking to remodel, it’s … Continue reading

Why We Need Transparency in Green Building Certifications

As sustainability becomes a major selling point for real estate buyers, the prevalence of LEED, the Green Globes, and other certification seals is skyrocketing. Because they issue seals of quality for sustainable architecture, non-governmental organization green building councils (GBCs) hold … Continue reading

USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Through 2016

LEED v4 wasn’t designed for simplicity, and this has caused some challenges for builders and developers who want to work with LEED certification. To alleviate the difficulties posed in the transition from LEED 2009 to LEED v4, the United States … Continue reading

USGBC’s Greenbuild Expo Adding Sustainability Summits to 2014 Program

Greenbuild , the United States Green Building Council’s annual conference and exposition, will be happening from October 21-23 this year as the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Already well-known for educational presentations and exhibits featured on the showroom floor, … Continue reading

Spray-On Solar Tech May Change Green Building

Of all the green building technologies available to the construction industry, spray-on solar cells could become one of the most important. Everyone wants to decrease their carbon footprint and increase their energy efficiency, and solar panels are one way of … Continue reading

Rise of the SIPs

Use of alternative building methods and materials is on the rise, especially in the residential construction industry. While stick-frame construction is still the norm in much of the U.S., many builders are embracing the use of Structural Insulated Panels, or … Continue reading

Green, Energy- Efficient Cooling for New Homes

Although summer traditionally begins on June 21, most Americans begin to feel the heat long before then. But ever-increasing energy costs and concerns over environmental pollution have left some reluctant to crank up the A/C, leaving their homes stifling and … Continue reading