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USGBC Floats Plan To Let Wood-Cert Groups Qualify for LEED

In what could be a major step toward quieting the wood-certification dispute, the U.S. Green Building Council has proposed giving credit under its LEED program to several currently unrecognized wood-certification groups for at least helping bring more transparency to green construction efforts. More

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Forestry Group Aims To Boost Sustainability Practices

The American Forest & Paper Association released five goals for the forest products industry to be more environmentally sustainable, including work to increase the amount of fiber procured from certified forest lands and to promote polices worldwide that reduce illegal logging. More

Natural Pick
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Natural Pick

Concrete and clay tile roofing have long been favorites in the Sunbelt region for... More

Massachusetts Dealer Goes Solar
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Massachusetts Dealer Goes Solar

Dartmouth Building Supply (DBS) of North Dartmouth, Mass., has completed one of... More

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Watch Your Language

In the Pacific Northwest, talking about going green can be an invitation to a fight. More

Green Goods: Green Gets Gritty
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Green Goods: Green Gets Gritty

Initiatives by two of the premier green certification schemes are pushing the... More

Green Goods: Cool Moves
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Green Goods: Cool Moves

Air conditioners will have an easier time doing their job and electrical bills... More

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Green Goods

Cool Moves: A study shows putting radiant barriers in attics can cut peak temps by 23 degrees. More

Green Goods: Countdown to Quality
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Green Goods: Countdown to Quality

Even so, we need to get away from the idea that a green home is just about the... More

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