June 6, 2013
Roman concrete submerged for the last 2,000 years gives researchers some clues for making a more durable concrete with fewer environmental penalties.
May 30, 2013
The 2400-sq.-ft. net-zero-energy home includes a composting toilet, nontoxic finishes, many locally sourced materials, and a rainwater collection and filtration system. It's on the market for just under $650,000.
In a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, ForestEthics and Greenpeace claim the Sustainable Forestry Initiative violates the FTC's Green Guides and is misleading consumers as it seeks a…
May 23, 2013
Builders in Montana and Delaware pursue web campaigns to increase the use of American-made products in U.S. houses. They cite minimal cost differences, and say even a modest switch in…
Legislation reintroduced in Congress would restore the opt-out clause sought by the National Association of Home Builders and other trade groups
May 15, 2013
Researchers who developed a method of sealing leaky air ducts set their sights on a whole-house treatment that should make it easier for builders to make tight houses
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.
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