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90 percent of home building will have green features by 2016
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By 2016, most home builders say that green building technologies will be used in 90 percent of projects and 33 percent say they will be dedicated to green building in 2016, up from 17 percent today, reports McGraw-Hill's Construction arm. Green homes comprised 17 percent of the overall residential construction market in 2011 and are expected to grow to 29 to 38 percent of the market by 2016. More




Net-zero energy buildings are coming — what about the buildings already standing?
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Dan Geiger, executive director of Northern California's Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, recently noted that green building has been a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy market. Total construction starts were down 24 percent in 2009, he said, but "the good news is that green construction is growing like mad." Geiger cited figures from McGraw-Hill Construction's Green Outlook 2011. From 2008 to 2010, the value of green construction increased by 50 percent, he said. More

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Changes to FSC Chain-of-Custody Standards
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Andrew Ramirez of Midwest Hardwoods The Forest Stewardship Council is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that is dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. Its voluntary Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody Standards seek to provide a credible link from FSC Certified Forests through the manufacturing and distribution process to the marketplace. More

Stabilizing home sales could add green jobs
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The American residential real estate market has endured inconsistency in recent years, as economic difficulties have discouraged many consumers from buying a home. That left many home construction companies in a challenging position, as they were accepting fewer requests for new homes. More

A new green building certification program comes to town
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The Builders Association of the Twin Cities rolled out details of a new green building certification program. The announcement took place at a certified home in Plymouth, Minn. The association developed the program MN Green Path as a way to encourage energy efficiency and transparency for green homes, or those built to use less energy. More

How green are todays modular homes
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For more than a hundred years, modular has been touted as the next big thing in home building. But neither companies as practical as Sears Roebuck, which offered a house in a box in 1908, nor architects as visionary as Frank Lloyd Wright, who introduced a line of prefabricated houses three year later, have been able to make a promising idea an everyday American reality. The gathering green revolution may change that. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, modular construction accounted for about five percent of all new homes built in 2010. More

Green construction project targets 5 states with 'no electric bill' homes
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Solar developer SolarCity and private home builder Shea Homes have whipped up a combination of renewable energy technology, green building materials and energy-efficiency systems that it plans to sell as "no electric bill" homes. More

Building LEED homes can be dangerous to your staff
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Will working on a LEED home put your technicians in danger? Yes, says a new study on construction safety that shows there are 50 percent more injuries among construction workers on LEED projects than conventional structures. More

  
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