Green Building

Green Globes, a web-based rating program provided by the Green Building Initiative (GBI), joins LEED as an approved green building certification system for federal buildings.

High-performance products are at the heart of every green home, but their prices can induce sticker shock. Here are a few cost-effective solutions that are favorites of experienced green builders.

A national program utilized by many of the country’s largest home builders has hit an ultra-low mark in the battle for cost effective solar power. 

It’s true that better built houses take more time to plan and execute and sometimes require skilled labor and subs. Correct installation is crucial for the smooth operation of many high-performance systems.

The nation’s largest energy user, the Department of Defense (DoD), is host to a project that demonstrates best practices for reducing a building’s carbon footprint and lowering demand for energy and water.

CBRE's inaugural Green Building Adoption Index benchmarks how the 30 largest commercial office markets in the U.S. rank for adoption of "green" space.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings.

The following is the executive summary of "LEEDv4: Understanding the Changes and Implications for Use of Wood as a Building Material," published by the Dovetail Partners (and attached below), which provides the wood industry's analysis of the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard.

An unprecedented coalition aims to create a comprehensive framework for jurisdictions looking to implement and adopt green building regulations and codes.

Thanks to a four-year research and development project co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the carbon footprint of the cement and concrete industry will be smaller, and commercialization of a new sustainable cement and concrete will be accelerated.