Carbon Footprint

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Architecture 2030 Launches Building Product Carbon-Reduction Initiative

Similar to the organization’s building performance improvement mission, the 2030 Challenge for Products will set benchmarks for reducing the carbon footprint of building materials by targeting greenhouse gas emissions resulting from manufacturing and transportation. More

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Waste-Heat Recycling

New technologies are coming online that can capture waste heat and transfer it to a home's heating system. More

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Suburban and Traditional Neighborhood Preferences Closer Than They Seem

Study indicates that both groups of residents rank safety and attractiveness important in their satisfaction with their neighborhoods. More

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Toto Shipping All Products Through the UPS Carbon Neutral Program

Manufacturer’s payment for the carbon footprint from plane, train, and truck deliveries to be invested into environment rehabilitation programs. More

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KB Home Receives Energy Star Award

Home builder recognized for its contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers. More

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California Legislation Targets Sprawl as Culprit in Climate Crisis

Landmark legislation links land use approvals and transportation funding to climate change with hopes of changing California's car culture. More

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Land Development Patterns Affect Carbon Emissions

Is a green-built home in a sea of suburbia truly sustainable? More

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More Than 70 Organizations Honored by Energy Star

Housing industry companies praised for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. More

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A controversial lawsuit over land-use plans.

THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING Industry Association (CBIA) held a private meeting in May with state Attorney General Jerry Brown to discuss its concerns about a lawsuit filed by his office, which seeks to require San Bernardino County to rewrite its land-use plan to take into consideration the impact of development on greenhouse gas emissions. More

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How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?

Figuring out how the act of home building affects the planet has always been a somewhat vague science, until now. Today, builders, developers, and architects can gauge the eco-friendliness of projects that are on the boards or underway using an online "construction carbon calculator" that quantifies the role of construction processes in the global warming equation. More

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