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Letters From Mariposa Podcast Launches
2022-08-04 13:56
Green Builder Media is pleased to announce a new podcast hosted by company Co-Founder and President Ron Jones. When green building luminaries and founders of Green Builder Media, Ron… Read More
Home Improvement: The Decision Point
2022-08-03 15:43
Do you have multiple remodeling projects to get done on your house? Prioritize them will by starting with the improvements that will make the biggest difference.  Read More
The Garage: Not Just For Cars Anymore
2022-07-22 13:09
If you long for more space, why not convert your garage and  fulfill your fantasy of unlimited storage, a hangout space, or a private gym? Whether your budget is in the hundreds… Read More
Decarbonizing At The Community Level
2022-07-20 14:57
An upcoming development in Fort Collins, Colorado, reimagines sustainable living— neighborhood by neighborhood. The road to greener living is marked with guideposts on how indiv… Read More
8 Ways U.S. Homes Must Change
2022-07-19 14:03
As climate impacts become existential, homes need to be redesigned. Single-family and multifamily housing used to be designed and built to consider natural weather conditions: Tall, o… Read More
Heat Pumps Have A Dirty Little Secret
2022-07-18 13:47
The cost of cleaning mini split heating systems can dramatically reduce their overall energy savings. New technology could mitigate those hidden costs. When you have a heat pump profe… Read More
Join Housing 2.0 Live At EEBA!
2022-07-15 15:46
Sam Rashkin’s comprehensive education program, Housing 2.0, is live at EEBA September 19. Reserve your seat today! Sam Rashkin’s game-changing Housing 2.0 program will be… Read More
Water Demand Calculator Adoption Grows
2022-07-12 14:22
Wisconsin approves Water Demand Calculator as alternate standard for sizing water supply piping. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved IAPMO’… Read More
2022-07-11 17:09
The right stuff, in the right place at the right time. Here are 8 eco friendly products and ideas to help you trim your water and energy usage, do your part to protect the planet, and… Read More
Fossil Fuels Or Fossil Fools?
2022-07-07 16:28
History is a guide to how the fossil fuel era will end.  I recently read a letter to the editor of an electric co-op magazine from a reader who said: Read More
2022-07-07 14:33
With climate change, the world is approaching several tipping points. Experts say there’s still time to prevent existential collapse, but some damage is already permanent. If 20… Read More
Top Tips For A Greener Kitchen
2022-07-05 21:42
If you would like a kitchen that is more eco-friendly, check out these top tips. By living a greener life, we help save the future. How should you get started creating an eco-friendly… Read More
2022-06-30 14:33
As construction continues on ReVISION House Scottsdale, the focus shifts to what’s going on behind the walls and above the ceilings.   Rebuilding a home in the middle… Read More
2022-06-27 13:21
This case study offers an inside look at the value of Housing 2.0 Action Groups. Housing 2.0 Action Groups are an incredible opportunity to get in-depth, personalized input on one of… Read More
Investors, Taxes, And The Housing Debacle
2022-06-23 12:10
Selling homes to investors who use housing as a cash register may seem like easy money. But a gathering storm is likely to leave everyone shipwrecked. You may have seen the recent &ld… Read More
A Healthy Home Means Healthy Inhabitants
2022-06-22 16:29
COVID has inadvertently shown us the importance of IAQ. What can you do to improve occupant health and system efficiency? The Coronavirus sent the world into a tailspin a little over… Read More
Resilient House: Ready For The Next One
2022-06-21 18:08
The road to Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery has led to Mi Casa Resistente, a catastrophe-ready tiny home with a big mission. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2… Read More
Millennials: The Driving Force In Housing
2022-06-16 18:28
In part one of a three-part series, Green Builder digs into how Millennials (and older Gen-Zs) have seized the top influencer position in the housing market over the past two years. Bo… Read More
Why High-Performance Insulation Matters
2022-06-13 15:36
At The Sonders Project, Thrive Home Builders is leaning on Owens Corning insulation to help meet the community’s energy efficiency, healthy home, and net-zero requirements. Spon… Read More
Roadmap To Renovations For New Homeowners
2022-06-10 17:01
While new homeowners dream of renovating their home into a model of sustainability, they sometimes bump into the reality that fixing their leaky roof takes priority over installing sol… Read More
SIPs Goes Mainstream Green
2022-06-09 21:06
The Bunker Residence’s sustainable assets are found above and below ground. When it comes to the Bunker Residence—Green Builder’s 2022 Green Home of the Year in the… Read More
Radical New Tool To Measure Climate Risk
2022-06-09 20:15
As climate change pummels communities across the globe, a revolutionary database offers companies, cities, and nations a means to measure risk and assess the return on retrofit and mit… Read More
Garages: Not Just For Cars Anymore
2022-06-06 14:52
Homeowners are transforming their garages into flex spaces.  Check out how small business owner Ashley Marie LeBaron was able to pursue her dream of starting an all-natural soap a… Read More
Fall Deeply In Love With Nature
2022-06-02 16:11
When we love something, we protect it—that’s why Green Builder Media wants to make it easy for you to spend time outdoors. When we connect with nature, it’s impossibl… Read More
How To Build An Energy Efficient Home
2022-06-02 12:42
To make the right decision when planning your new home and its energy efficiency needs, here are some must-haves when building an energy efficient home. Do you ever wonder why people… Read More
Webinar: The Future Of Comfort At Home
2022-05-31 17:15
On June 8, Alan Laing will speak on a novel HVAC system to meet energy codes and efficiently meet homeowner needs.  Join us Wednesday, June 8, at 2 pm Eastern for a free Housing… Read More
A Grand Plan For Greener Living
2022-05-27 18:27
From its community-wide elements to the design of its homes, Sonders Fort Collins shows that you don’t have to choose between comfort and conservation. Sonders Fort Collins, an… Read More
Sustainable Duplex Design
2022-05-27 14:25
SYMBI’s Duplex One brings a sustainable two-step to the Washington, D.C. housing market. What good is a sustainable home if there’s no way for people to enjoy it? That&rsq… Read More
Importance Of Green Building
2022-05-26 14:19
Some people remain confused about what green building is and how it is helpful to both humans and the planet. We break it down for you in this article. What exactly is green building?… Read More
2022-05-23 16:08
More than just a stellar design feat, this modern masterpiece proves that net-zero performance and comfort can coexist. In the rolling hills surrounding Austin, Texas, perched on the… Read More
A Flurry Of Activity
2022-05-19 18:14
Spring is here, and as nature bursts to life, Green Builder Media abounds with innovative initiatives. Taking our lead from the awesome explosion of nature in the springtime, Green Bu… Read More
Should Your Solar Panels Be Two-Faced?
2022-05-09 13:06
Bifacial solar panels generate more power than traditional solar panels and come with a longer warranty. Sounds perfect, right? But there are some caveats to consider before you upgrad… Read More
Free Webinar: Millennial Essentials
2022-05-04 13:10
Whether you’re a building professional or homeowner, this must-attend webinar will delve into the growing demand for net-zero, electric, healthy, resilient, connected, and sustai… Read More
Green Builder Brand Index 2022
2022-04-29 17:38
New winners, new losers, as manufacturers jostled to control the sustainable high ground. In this year of anxiety and change, the public’s mental space shifted in unpredictable… Read More
2022 Sustainable Cities Of The Year
2022-04-28 13:28
As we pass the sober benchmarks of the climate crisis, decarbonization has become a rallying cry for urban planners. Green Builder’s 2022 Sustainable Cities winners are takin… Read More
Webinar: The Future Of Healthy Homes
2022-04-26 14:00
Eric Werling will speak on the science of IAQ and how ventilation ties into the healthy home equation. As a society, and arguably the entire human race, we are slowly coming to ter… Read More
A Green Giant In Repose
2022-04-26 13:46
The building industry has lost an icon–a man who embodied the joy of building—and of living. On April 18, 2022, we lost a true icon of green building with the passing o… Read More
Housing 2.0—Live At PCBC!
2022-04-25 12:23
Sam Rashkin’s game-changing Housing 2.0 course will be offered live in a one-day session at PCBC in San Francisco.  Ready to get out of your home office and learn in per… Read More

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