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Green Home Building Continues to Climb, Valued at $36 Billion in 2013 and Expected to More than Double by 2016—Says New McGraw Hill Construction Study

McGraw Hill Construction, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, released findings from a new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Green homes comprised 23 percent of the overall residential construction market in 2013 and are expected to grow to between 26 percent and 33 percent of the market by 2016. This equates to a doubling in the value of green home construction over three years, growing from $36 billion in 2013 … Continue reading

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Do Green Homes Really Deliver? New Study Tells All

GuildQuality, North America’s leading provider of customer satisfaction surveying for the residential building industry, recently conducted a national survey of homeowners who purchased a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certified green home built within the past three years. The study, commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and presented at the annual International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, aimed to uncover how green homeowners feel after purchasing their home; primarily focusing on their overall satisfaction and whether they would recommend purchasing a green home … Continue reading

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Oregon Door Company Settles for Violations of Federal Air Laws

Oregon Door Co., based in Dillard, Ore., settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air pollutant and its release is regulated under the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act. “Companies that use chemicals have to abide by emissions limits and … Continue reading

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