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Health, Safety, and Welfare Also Includes Building Performance

Hanley Wood Sustainability Council members Steven Winter, FAIA, and Maureen Guttman, AIA, discuss the role of incentives and regulations in moving high-performance building into mainstream practice. More

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Five Essentials for a Green Community

Strata Research took a look at what renters expect to see at a green community, and water conservation issues dominated the list. More

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Supply Chain Carbon Reporting: The Next Frontier

In addition to its own efforts to accelerate green building adoption and reduce its carbon footprint, Webcor Builders is looking downstream at its suppliers to follow suit. More

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Water: A Resource at Risk

How widespread water shortages, driven by climate change and population growth, are shaping our future. More

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Water: A Resource at Risk

How widespread water shortages, driven by climate change and population growth, are shaping our future. More

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The New American Home 2011

For the first time in its 28-year history, The New American Home had a homeowner attached from the start. More

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Structural steel framing and precast concrete panels

As the general manager of a custom home builder in Orlando, Fla., Mike Williams is very familiar with concrete and steel as building materials. His usual routine, as it is for most Gulf Coast builders, is to construct a first level of masonry block over a concrete slab foundation and then top that with a structural lumber second floor and sometimes light-gauge steel studs for non-load-bearing interior walls. More

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Reclaimed Lumber

Even with surging interest in green building and sustainability, new construction and renovation projects continue to deplete vast quantities of resources. Remodeling, in particular, is a double-edged sword--the new house consumes materials, the demolition of the old structure generates debris. You can build efficiently with sustainable products, and many pros do, but reusing building materials salvaged from old structures is yet another way to help Mother Earth. The concept is simple: The tons of usable materials that already exist in commercial and residential applications can be carefully deconstructed, cleaned up, and reused in new buildings. More

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Important HVAC changes will affect builders and home buyers

Air conditioning a house is the costliest part of owning it. Though this has always been the case, rising energy costs mean that an efficient system is more important than ever. More

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Green products are being demanded by Builder.

Though there are relatively few builders that are currently on the leading edge of sustainable building, the rest of the industry is closing in fast. More

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