Environmental Protection Agency

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The Best and Worst Regions for Water Conservation

Take a look at BUILDER’s interactive map of the states that have the highest and... More

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EPA Announces $11 Million for Brownfields Cleanup

Revolving loan funds will help the 31 grantees carry out redevelopment projects, including residential developments. More

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How to Grasp the EPA's Over-reach on Clean Water Act

ProPublica contributor Naveena Sadasivam does an impressive job unraveling fact from spin in her account of how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution because of legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect. More

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NAHB Pushes to Protect Nation's Water Resources

Despite the Clean Water Act, the federal government’s role in protecting the nation’s waters remains poorly defined. More

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EPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool

The agency's smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover... More

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Stormwater Management Made Easy

It's probably not the most fun part of your job, but with stricter environmental codes, it's increasingly important. Before you start to build, you've got to have a strategy in place. More

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Passive Expressive

Walk into Brookfield Residential’s Midtown Residence Eight, just outside of Denver, and you’re embraced by sunlight and warmth. You’ll notice that street noise is muffled. Your first thoughts likely won’t be “this is a green home.” More

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Infill Construction Popular in Three Largest Metro Areas

Infill development makes up more than half of new home construction in three large U.S. metro areas. More

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Product Category Review: Thermal Controls

Advances in thermal controls show how smart building technologies live up to their name. More

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Energy Efficiency Boosts Grayhawk Homes’ Image

The Georgia-based production builder is one of Energy Star’s 2013 Partners. More

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