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Toll Brothers and EchoFirst announced that Echo solar systems will be deployed as the state-of-the-art energy management system within new Toll Brothers communities in Arizona. 

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KB Home, ActiveWest Builders among 2011 LEED for Homes Award winners

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KB Home's Primera Terra residential community in Playa Vista, Calif., and ActiveWest Builders' Meadow Ranch Development in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, are among the projects recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as 2011 LEED for Homes Award winners. 

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Survey shows they see environmental goals as important, but worry about getting products

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KB Home announced a planned nationwide rollout of its next-generation of energy-efficient home designs, a net-zero-energy home dubbed ZeroHouse 2.0.

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Dow and Greater Houston Builders’ Association host Houston Building Science and Energy Forum

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Last Wednesday, Dow Building Solutions and the Great Houston Builder’s Association(GHBA) hosted an all-day Houston Building Science and Energy Forum for local residential builders and remodelers.

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MyGreenBuildings launches brand and systems licensing program for builders in nationwide markets

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MyGreenBuildings announced the launch of the MyGreenBuildings brand and process licensing program for builders in markets nationwide.

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Ceiling beams made of reclaimed pine and kitchen countertops with recycled material are among the green features in this LEED Go

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Big, expensive custom homes don’t have to be wasteful of energy and other resources, as long as builders educate themselves and their clients about green features and technologies.

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Energy-efficient homes may be more market-friendly

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Some studies indicate that newly constructed homes with third-party certifications for sustainability and energy efficiency sold for more on average than noncertified home, and linger on the market for fewer days.

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San Francisco homes may soon get “green grades”

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Energy-efficient homes in San Francisco may soon receive an official certification from the city, potentially boosting their resale value.

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New solar, LEED units in Los Angeles area

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MBK Homes is constructing 97 new solar and LEED certified townhomes and live-work units located in the southern portion of Gardena, Calif., at 1600 W. Artesia Blvd.

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BPI hits 25,000 home performance certifications

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The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) reached 25,000 active certifications this week, more than tripling its total number of professional certifications in the home performance and weatherization workforce in just 18 months

Product of the Week: Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System

Product of the Week: Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System

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The Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System offers whole-house space heating and domestic hot water from a single source. When combined with Rheem cooling equipment, the system offers complete air and water home comfort.

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

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Dark natural finishes, induction cooktops, satin nickel faucets, and LED lighting are among the top design trends for kitchens and bathrooms for 2011, according to a survey of more than 100 designers who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The survey identified seven kitchen trends and four bathroom trends.

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A 2,400 square-foot home in Cupertino, Calif., is net-zero in energy, according to JetsonGreen.com.

Earth Advantage Institute: Top 10 green building trends for 2011

Earth Advantage Institute: Top 10 green building trends for 2011

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Affordable green homes, outcome-based energy codes, and “grid-aware” appliances are among the top-10 green building trends to watch for in the new year, according to the Earth Advantage Institute. The annual list also includes the emergence of passive homes and growth in residential grey water use.

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WINTER 2022

This Month in Custom Builder

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Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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