Green Building Barrels Into the Mainstream Market

After several years of slow but steady growth across the country, the green home building movement — which applies innovative and environmentally sensitive construction techniques and products to reduce energy and water consumption and improve residential comfort and safety — is barreling into the mainstream, according to a survey of NAHB members in late January and early February by the association and McGraw Hill Construction.

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Green Building: Where do we start?

Residential green building has moved into the mainstream. Home buyers are actively seeking the peace of mind and long term benefits of high performance homes that are durable, energy efficient and have a healthy indoor environment.

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People do Business with People They Like...

Construction has begun at 507 and 511 W. 16th on the first Heights homes built by builders who have signed onto the Greater Houston Builders Association’s Green Building Initiative. We thought you’d like to know more about green building and builder W. E. Gilbert Co, one of the first seven Houston builders participating in the green building initiative.

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Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems teams with Houston homebuilder to construct most efficient, healthy homes on market

Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems Inc., an engineering and consulting firm, is supporting W.E. Gilbert Co. a Houston custom homebuilder in constructing some of the first homes built to the new Green Building Program guidelines of the Greater Houston Builders Association.

Unveiled to the building community this week, the Green Building Program is a new GHBA initiative designed to create durable, healthy and energy efficient homes through the use of advanced design and construction practices and renewable, recycled or reclaimed building materials.

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Seven Steps to Green Building

Step 1. Assess Your Needs.

Step 5. Choose the Right Mechanical Systems.

Step 2. Form a Team.

Step 6. Get Maximum Benefit from Your Site and Landscape.

Step 3. Design for Your Conditions.

Step 7. Test and Maintain.

Step 4. Choose Green Materials.

Green Building Program Factsheets

Get green building information in its most condensed form. These factsheets are great introductions to some sustainable ideas that can save money and time, while keeping ourselves and the planet healthy.

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