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A Challenge to the Building Community

Instead of a world that is merely a less-bad version of the one we currently have,... More

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The Green Police Keep It Simple

Deciphering the numerous programs and requirements in green building can be... More

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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them More

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Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years

California has the most LEED-certified homes, followed by New York and Texas. More

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Dallas Implements Green Building Code

Starting October 1, new homes in Dallas, Texas must be “certifiable” under LEED guidelines or meet equivalent city standards. More

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Maryland Adopts Green Construction Code
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Massachusetts Towns Debate Stretch Code

Massachusetts Towns Debate Stretch Code More

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JLC Report: Passive House Seeks Broader Appeal

Passive House seeks broader appeal; proposed code changes stir controversy in North Carolina; more More

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Maine Gets Its First Statewide Code

It’s long been known that sunlight reflected from low-E windows can melt vinyl siding, but the management of a “green” Las Vegas hotel is confronted by a similar problem on a vastly larger scale. More

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Lawsuit Claims LEED Certification Is False and Misleading

Class action suit holds that the "green" project rating system is just a marketing gimmick that harms the interests of non-LEED building performance experts. More

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