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Building Safety and Design Presentations Sought

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The deadline for Building Safety & Design Expo proposals is April 15, 2016. 

The Building Safety & Design Expo is seeking proposals for presentations at its Education Pavilion Sessions to be held on the show floor Oct. 16-17, in Kansas City, Mo.

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ICC Building Code Hiccup

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 21, 2016 12:49:56 PM

System glitches alter ICC code development path for 2016.

Posted in Window & Door, March 13, 2016 

"As building code development activities begin to build steam in 2016, the ICC finds itself in a rather unique situation," notes Julie Ruth, in her Code Arena column. "Group A proposals would have been concluded in 2015, Group B proposals would be in development now and Group C proposals would not begin until 2017. Instead of having just published new editions of the International Codes and continuing normal development of Group A, Group B and Group C codes, the ICC finds itself involved in multiple code development activities at the same time."

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Congress Extends Energy-Efficient Tax Credit

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 23, 2015 12:31:27 PM

Tax credit for new and existing homes runs through 2016.


Good news for green home builders. The 45L federal tax credit providing a $2,000 tax credit to builders for building and selling high energy performing homes has been extended.

As part of an omnibus tax incentive and spending bill, Congress has extended the new energy efficient credit for 2015 and 2016.

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Green Home Valuation Gets a Boost

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 9, 2015 1:04:33 PM

Will green homes finally get the appraisal values they deserve?

The Appraisal Institute and the Building Codes Assistance Project just released guidance related to valuation of green and energy-efficient homes.

“It’s a document that is long past due,” says Cati O’Keefe, Green Builder Media’s editorial director. “Home buyers have consistently demonstrated an interest in green homes because they offer lower utility bills, higher indoor air quality and comfort, and because it is the right thing to do for the planet. Now that they know their investment will also be valued accurately, it will make choosing green even easier.”

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Energy Codes: Agent of Change

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 21, 2015 11:05:22 AM

Building codes work.

This infographic, created by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), shows just how much codes have helped drive energy efficiency in homes.

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