Green Building

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation specifying that rating systems used in green building projects funded by the state government "shall not exclude forest products certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council or the American Tree Farm System."

Energy Panel Structures, Inc., of Graettinger, Iowa will purchase Fingerlakes Construction Company, Inc., the number one post frame builder in New York State.

The market for engineered framing lumber has matured, but it still offers real opportunities for pro dealers who understand that its potential goes beyond product sales.

When many of builders examined which materials to trim in the downturn, they refused to drop engineered wood products (EWPs) despite their higher cost.

During his State of the Union address, President Obama issued a new goal: to cut commercial and residential energy waste in half over the next 20 years.

California code officials will be enforcing a revised and updated building code beginning next year.

The winners of the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) demonstrate that good design is not limited to high-priced homes - and they're also a preview of design trends home buyers will see over the next several years.

Entrepreneur finds a creative way to recycle Beer Drinkers empties and Builds the World's Largest Eco-Friendly GreenStone Building.

So far, recycling efforts have made barely a dent in this waste pile. But that might change if recycled plastic were to emerge as a core structural component for new-home construction.

USA Today takes aim at the green building industry with a special report that argues against the environmental benefts promoted through LEED.