US Green Building Council / News

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030
Energy efficiency

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

...Council on Sustainability. Andrew Winston, environmental consultant, author of Green to Gold , and member of the advisory council added, “Trane Technologies’ sc...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...uses on wheels more like ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units). There are many such buildings – known as Coach Houses, Laneway Houses, and ADUs used as backyard offi...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...Green Building Programme), United States (Energy Star, Green Point and/or LEED), Singapore (Green Mark), Switzerland (Minergie) and Australia (ACT House Energy ...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...building code standards for building Tiny Houses: In 2018, the International Code Council issued suggestions for Tiny house building standards in Appendix Q...

The History of Earth Day up to 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome
Climate Change

Earth Day 50th Anniversary was the 22 April 2020 - What's the History?

...use " significant adverse environmental effects " on the Southern resident killer whale and on Indigenous cultural use associated with the whale. It also said g...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...use is designed to meet the most rigorous energy standard in the world: the German Passivhaus Building Energy Standard. The house uses 90% less energy for h...