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Incorporating Best Practices Incorporating Best Practices Online Membership Required

How the best builders adopt new materials and building techniques to boost quality and profits

Green-building advice that's easy to swallow
Green-building advice that's easy to swallow

A new interactive tool that emphasizes quality practices for builders, architects, designers, and homeowners

Fixing our homes can help fix our country
Fixing our homes can help fix our country

An open letter to President Barack Obama

Mandate passive survivability in building codes
Mandate passive survivability in building codes

Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?

Is green building too expensive?
Is green building too expensive?

How much higher do energy costs have to rise before people will pay a premium for a house that is LEED-certified?

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Tax Credits for Historic Buildings

Federal and state incentive programs make rehabilitating durable old buildings cost-effective

Building Codes for a Small Planet
Video: Building Codes for a Small Planet

David Eisenberg discusses the impacts of construction and development on the environment. Some of his examples will surprise you.

25 Years of Milestones
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25 Years of Milestones

From OSB and cordless drills to The Home Depot and HGTV, here's a look at how the past quarter-century has shaped the home-building industry

Houses: Moving them beats losing them

The cost of demolition and disposal of buildings is not inconsequential

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