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October 24, 2011

Massachusetts has replaced California at the top of the Energy Scorecard Top 10, which measures the states' efforts to plan and implement efficient energy policies.

According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which maintains and publishes the list, the six most improved states are Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, Alabama, Maryland and Tennessee.

The Scorecard ranks the states based on metrics that capture best practices and recognize leadership in energy-efficiency policy and program implementation, according to the ACEEE.

September 30, 2011

A new U.S. Forest Service study is urging U.S. builders to prioritize wood as a green building material due to its environmental benefits, low carbon emissions, and verifiable third-party rating system for “green” certification.

A new U.S. Forest Service study is urging U.S. builders to prioritize wood as a green building material due to its environmental benefits, low carbon emissions and verifiable third-party rating system for “green” certification.

The authors of “Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using Wood and Wood Products in Green Building Construction” reviewed the scientific literature and found that using wood in building products yields fewer greenhouse gases than using other common materials.

June 20, 2011

Gaithersburg, Md.-based pro dealer TW Perry is promoting understanding of green building and environmentally friendly materials with a back-to-basics educational program.

The six-unit TW Perry has received chain-of-custody certification by both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and it recently hosted its third annual Green Building Workshop. According to CEO Michael Cassidy, as the company's green education programs grow, they will focus on product application.

October 31, 2010

Attendees at the ProDealer Industry Summit witnessed the two extremes of green residential building Oct....

Attendees at the ProDealer Industry Summit witnessed the two extremes of green residential building Oct. 15 in a rare showing of eco-friendly homes that bridged the gulf between Platinum LEEDs and entry-level production. Despite differences in price and style, the green homes flashing across the screen that morning featured many of the same energy- and water-saving design devices and appliances. The builders behind the presentations—Tony Callahan of Beazer Homes and Josh Wynne of Josh Wynne Construction—have both been recognized as pioneers in the residential green movement.

July 21, 2008

California has adopted a set of voluntary green building standards that will become mandatory in...

March 23, 2008

The five-year, $30 million donation will provide funding and resources with the aim of building...

January 13, 2008

We are being bombarded daily by the likes of Al Gore and the mainstream media...

November 4, 2007

Lumberyard owners from California and Nevada discussed green building practices, as environmentalists protested at the...

July 15, 2007

NAHB urges House Small Business Committee to allocate funds for education and training, and to...