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  • 2018 Code Hearing Roundup
    Development of the 2018 IECC: The Drama, The Heartache, The Future with Maureen Guttman, AIA, President of the Building Codes Assistant Project, will offer information about: The run-up to the hearings, including some of the outreach efforts to increase voting on pro-energy efficiency proposals; Proposals accepted and proposals defeated, along with a WAG on approximate impact on level of stringen...
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  • Smart Home Evolution Intelligent, Connected, and Solar
    Smart home technology continues to evolve at a meteoric rate, offering new levels of control, independence and peace of mind to homeowners. The sector, expected to hit $59 billion by 2020, is arguably the building industry’s fastest-growing segment. This webinar explores trends in the smart home products sector, the integration of enabling technologies, the convergence of smart and solar systems...
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  • Tips and Tactics for Selling Wifi-Controlled Heating and Cooling
    A round-table luncheon sponsored by Rheem, brought together builders and tech experts to explore the future of smart HVAC. NOT FAR FROM THE PCBC EXHIBITION in San Diego last month, some of our Green Builder staff joined leading green pros for a lunch brainstorming session. The guest list included building specialists, purchasing agents, electronics specifiers, and builders. The topic ...
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  • Codes in the Headlines
    Serious code issues never make the news … unless it’s about a disaster or sensational failure. Sadly, we usually only hear or read about codes in the wake of disasters involving buildings and other manmade structures. A good case in point is the recent catastrophic fire in a London high-rise apartment building where it is alleged that unapproved, possibly illegal, materials were used ...
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  • Environmental Groups Pre-Release Anti-Spin Fact Sheet as Trump's EPA Preps Pro-Coal Document
    Energy experts warn that the upcoming EPA report underTrump's pro-coal appointee will be misleading and false. At Secretary Perry’s direction, Department of Energy staff are preparing a study on the long-term viability of coal and other baseload power plants. His memo to staff ordering the study perpetuated several outdated and incorrect propositions regarding “baseload” resources, c...
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  • Sustainability Leads Innovation Trends
    Volvo’s bold announcement to end the production of new vehicle models with combustion engines by 2019 is yet another example of companies pushing a solid sustainability agenda, outpacing flaccid national policy and lagging regulation by responding to consumer demand with innovative, clean solutions.  Yesterday, Volvo Cars shocked the world by announcing the complete phase out of combu...
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  • The Flex House Debuts
    The Flex House, Green Builder Media’s latest demonstration project showcasing the concept of “Right-Sized” small-footprint, intelligent, and sustainable living, debuted with much fanfare this week at PCBC. Green Builder Media and specialty modular builder Shelter Dynamics unveiled the Flex House this week in San Diego on the show floor at PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference).  As ...
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  • Building Intelligence: A New Path to Multi-family Success
    A growing list of machine-to-machine solutions vanquish many profit-killing variables of building rental properties. The front end of a development project, once you get past the planning and permitting phase, is typically where good builders can really shine. And if you’re a reader of this magazine, chances are you’re already pushing the envelope in terms of craftsmanship, home perfo...
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  • Study: Builders Who Put Clients on Hold Lose Potential Business In Seconds
    The patience limit for most North American callers is about 25 seconds. EVERY CALL made to companies in the construction sector as part of the large-scale study, conducted by audio branding specialist PHMG, was put on hold, compared to a North American average of 70 per cent. Those callers are being forced to wait for 25.31 seconds on average, less than the North American average of 2...
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  • Join Green Builder Media at PCBC
    If you’re heading to PCBC in San Diego at the end of the month, don’t miss the debut of the Flex House, a model for “Right-Sized” living in a small-footprint, flexible space that is completely connected, intelligent, resilient and sustainable.   We invite you to join Green Builder Media, Shelter Dynamics, and co-hosts Bosch and Accella for cocktails and a tour of the Flex House on Wedn...
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  • How current residential construction practices using HERS line up with the IECC and
    This webinar explores how the IECC aligns with current practices from a recent study in multiple states using data from the RESNET registry. Learn how the residential building community can leverage this knowledge to support energy code adoption, compliance efforts, and support builders to meet the energy code and exceed energy efficiency program requirements.
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  • UL Environment to Demonstrate New BIM Project Tool at NeoCon
    The new SPOT mobile app features more than 45,000 products and allows users to obtain info on green products anywhere. BIM project users attending NeoCon will be able to see a demo of UL Environment’s new SPOT app for REVIT™ in Booth # 7-139A. Launching soon, the new SPOT app for REVIT™ will allow users to access product data from SPOT, our sustainable product database, and assign it ...
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  • The Beauty of Choice
    "The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” When he wrote those words in the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau was possibly suggesting that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. But perhaps he also meant that each of us is seeking what satisfies us the most, not necessarily what appeals to the greatest number of our neighbors. It may be fair to say that for t...
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  • Northeast Window and Door Association Doth Protest New Warranty Rules Too Much
    A bill under consideration would require window, siding and roofing companies to cover labor costs under existing warranties. What are they afraid of? Why is it that associations always seem to begin every political discussion with the word "no?" We see it in both national and state level associations for most industries. In the building industry, prominent examples are the fight to k...
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  • Uponor Fire Sprinkler Design: What You Need to Know with Melisa Rodriguez
    If you’re a builder or a contractor in the residential sector, you are aware of the expanding fire sprinkler mandates that are increasing across the country for new construction homes. If you have questions and need answers, hear from an experienced fire sprinkler design technician about key points to know about fire sprinkler design and tips that might help you if the mandate reaches your neck of...
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  • Mistakes That Will Kill the Sustainability of your Radiant Heating System
    If you’re in the home building business and you know a thing or two about sustainable building, you know about radiant floor heating. It’s hands-down the most comfortable and efficient form of heating a home. But, if designed or installed improperly, the system will not perform to its full potential.
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  • How Builders Should Plan for Fire Sprinklers
    If you are planning to install fire sprinklers in the homes you build, upfront decisions about the underground materials and components can save you money down the road when it comes time to construct the home.
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  • Dr James White, University of Colorado
    Green Builder Media engaged in a compelling discussion with Dr. James White, Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he discussed climate change and in particular, sea level rise. He addressed the basic physics behind both climate change and sea level changes as well as what the past tells us we are likely to see in the coming decades and beyond.
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  • Trump’s Terrible Climate Decision: A Perfect Time to Emancipate
    All indicators suggest that President Trump is about to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris Agreement, designed to reduce the planet’s carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change. The decision, considered by many to be short-sighted and damaging for both the environment and the U.S. economy, benefits only one group: the fossil fuel industry. But perhaps this is just t...
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Green Builder Media, LLC
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  • Energy Efficiency: A Political Fatality?
    Energy efficiency is considered by many to be one of the least expensive, most effective, and bipartisan ways to achieve our nation’s economic and environmental goals. But President Trump’s FY2018 budget proposes draconian cuts to energy efficiency programs, which would result in job losses, higher energy bills, and a marked decrease in our nation’s innovation and global competitivenes...
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  • Building Beyond Net Zero
    Sponsored by NV Energy, Dr. Joe Lstiburek covers groundbreaking energy efficiency strategies, pioneering renewable energy solutions, and advanced smart home technologies that help create an optimized demand-side energy management strategy.
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  • A Crack in U.S. Solar: Will Suniva’s Trade Case Cripple the Industry?
    The burgeoning solar industry is transforming at an exponential rate. To the benefit of customers—and the detriment of manufacturers—prices continue to drop dramatically, thanks to widespread adoption in the commercial, industrial, utility and residential sectors. But a looming trade case may bring the flourishing U.S. solar industry to its knees. Solar has become one of the fastest g...
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Green Builder Media, LLC
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  • What Drives Customers into Building Material Suppliers and Home Improvement Stores?
    When it comes to selecting a place to purchase products for building and home improvement projects, professionals and consumers are similar. Two recent surveys by the Home Projects Council ranked 10 factors for selecting a home building material supplier and home improvement store according to professionals and homeowners, respectively. The surveys revealed that professionals and consumers both p...
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Green Builder Media, LLC
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  • Mandates and ‘Moving the Needle’
    The current special products edition of Green Builder magazine has me thinking about the topic of building products in general, and an incident that took place at a meeting of the Executive Committee (now called the Executive Board) of the National Association of Home Builders a few years back in Milwaukee.
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  • Building Science Innovations for Zero Energy Homes, Part 1
    Building science is constantly evolving as building products, systems, and practices become more efficient, durable, and resilient. In the first part of this webinar series, Easley identifies the critical products and approaches to achieving net zero energy homes. He offers real world examples to demonstrate cost effective methods to overcome the barriers of achieving high performance structur...
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  • Shattering the Status Quo: A Challenge to Window Makers
    It’s time to rethink the short life cycle of modern windows. Composite frames and triple-panes are great, but 20 years of viability is not good enough. AS PART OF MY RESEARCH in selecting our “Hot 50” green products this year, I attended the Design & Construction Week exhibition in Orlando. The experience left me optimistic. After attending this show for 24 years, I can ignore the “le...

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