Green Building

Technological and knowledge advances provide opportunities to stabilize or reduce building energy use and emissions by mid century. 

This writer contends environmental activist groups are urging Congress and state governments to reject competition and award a monopoly on green building rating systems to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

A new software tool enables architects, engineers and contractors to seek products that fit certain criteria, such as whether they carry Green Seal, Forest Stewardship Council, Cradle to Cradle or other eco-credentials.

Icynene is now offering a low-density polyurethane foam insulation with a slightly higher R-value, which the company says will help builders meet stricter energy code requirements.

This article explores the concept of building a house that would have a life cycle of 500 years.

Of the 18 home features most likely found in new home this year, nearly one third of them relate to a home's performance.

H3592 marks a trend in which chemical and plastic trade groups have opposed the integration of LEED standards in the Southeast. In 2013, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas saw anti-LEED state-level policies introduced for debate.

The EPA released some interesting statistics: more than 23,000 buildings earned their Energy-Star certification by the end of last year. These buildings saved more than $3.1 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse emissions.

Soudal USA announced the launch of its expanding polyurethane foam product, the first-of-its-kind gap filling and insulating foam that is reusable multiple times and eliminates the need for a separate applicator.

Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of respondents supported investing taxpayers' money in energy-efficiency technologies, innovations, and programs if they would save consumers money.