Posts Tagged ‘ green building ’

Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Rally Support from Industry

Oct 4th, 2019

In an effort to promote high-efficiency home construction and renovation, two bipartisan pieces of legislation were announced on October 2, which is recognized as Energy Efficiency Day. The bills seek to reinstate, strengthen and expand the energy efficiency tax credits for homeowners and new-home builders that were in place but expired in 2017. The Home […]

Industry Leaders Testify About Cleaner Building Efforts

Sep 24th, 2019

At the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy’s hearing to discuss possible solutions for increasing energy efficiency in the building sector, witnesses requested that efforts be particularly focused on maintaining affordability in the process. Among the six witnesses that testified last Friday was green-builder Arn McIntyre who represented the National Association of Home Builders […]

Another Report Calls for Rapid Growth in Green Construction

Jun 17th, 2019

Market Research Future (MRFR) released a report last week that shows the green building market growing at a faster rate than conventional construction. North America holds a lion’s share of the market, owning just over 29% of green building globally. The report credits “technological superiority and a high level of environmental awareness” for driving domestic […]

Confirmed: Green Building Makes ‘Cents’ for Commercial Market

May 16th, 2016

  Green building strategies have always sounded good in theory and on paper, but only now are we beginning to see just how effective they are in terms of real-world financial performance. As you might recall, I provided an update last year covering preliminary findings from an independent study of Bentall Kennedy’s 300 office buildings […]

Alpen High Performance Products Welcomes Foreign Delegates

Feb 24th, 2016

Alpen High Performance Products, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance doors and windows, recently welcomed 20 delegates from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and International Trade Administration’s Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Energy Efficiency in Residential and Commercial Construction program to its facilities in Niwot, Colo. “It is fascinating to engage with other like-minded […]

Why “Green” Might Turn Off Home Buyers

Feb 11th, 2016

Does the language of “green building” really connect with home buyers? That was the focus of “Make It Matter! How to Sell When ‘Green’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Go,’ ” a session at the recent Greenbuild conference in Washington, D.C. Rose Quint, assistant vice president for research at the National Association of Home Builders, presented statistics that show consumers know why energy […]

Education Breeds Opportunity for the Fenestration Industry

Dec 7th, 2015

Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 Report reveals that green building is doubling every three years worldwide. This speedy rate of adoption can be attributed to many factors, but the top reason might surprise some of you. The survey, which included responses from 1,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners, specialists and consultants in […]

IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

There’s no way to discuss the modern manufacture of building products and construction without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product […]

DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

Oct 13th, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, ensures that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems to meet federal sustainability and energy standards, they must select a system that verifies enhanced energy […]

Green Building Accelerates Globally through Economic Downturn

Nov 15th, 2012

Around the world, the green building marketplace is accelerating, according to a new study being released by McGraw-Hill Construction in partnership with United Technologies. The study indicates a shift in the global construction market, now viewing green as a business opportunity rather than a niche market. According to the release, firms report that their top […]