May 9, 2013
A class of student builders in Northern California designs and builds a house that exceeds state energy standards. With a work day only two hours long, that can take a…
May 8, 2013
A measure to be introduced in Congress on May 8 provides financial incentives to states that adopt the latest versions of the International Residential Code
May 6, 2013
If you want to market a green house successfully, one real-estate expert suggests dropping ambiguous wording and "sell the steak, not the sizzle."
Housing starts are up sharply, but building jobs show only a modest increase. Several factors may explain the paradox.
April 23, 2013
Shelter is one of the most fundamental human needs, yet our approach to building is antiquated, labor intensive, and costly. A high-tech approach called Contour Crafting enlists computer-aided manufacturing and…
NAHB welcomes the news as a sign that the recovery in the housing industry is continuing
April 18, 2013
The creator of the LEED for Homes rating system underscores its influence on building worldwide, but critics complain the system fails to measure energy consumption and is more about winning…
April 16, 2013
A Connecticut-based group called Simply Smiles seeks donated tools and craft supplies for a summer volunteer project on a South Dakota Sioux reservation.
April 11, 2013
Designers are asked to devise a house for Habitat for Humanity that reduces carbon emissions, shines aesthetically, and doesn't cost too much
April 5, 2013
In allocating $5.4 billion in recovery funds to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, HUD will require compliance with a green- building standard but doesn't specify which one to use
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