Feb. 3, 2016
Green Buzz: Must-Read Stories from the New Year
Good news is in the air for green building. From California's pioneering efforts toward green building, to green home design trends. We’ve assembled a few of the best articles we've read since the beginning of the year:
- California Leads the Nation in Net-Zero Projects (Green Building Advisor) A coalition of net-zero energy advocates completed the first-ever count of net-zero and near net-zero projects in the U.S. and Canada, reporting a total of 6,177 residential units. California outstripped the rest of the country, with 1,538 of the total of 3,339 buildings.
- Appraised Value & Energy Efficiency: Getting It Right (.pdf) (Appraisal Institute)
Simple instructions and sample letters for lenders and homeowners will help bridge the gap between builders, buyers and lenders to overcome the “competent appraiser” hurdle.
- An Encouraging Study on Energy Code Compliance (Green Building Advisor)
A Department of Energy field study shows that new houses are doing a pretty good job of meeting code requirements.
- Millennials Really Want to Transition to Clean Energy, Says New Poll (Grist)
Millennials get a bad rap, but they are leading the way to reduced energy consumption.
- Top 10 Home Design Trends (Green Building Elements)
Nearly all of these top 10 home design trends from The American Institute of Architects incorporate green features.
- Going Green Can Add Value to Your Home (Washington Post)
This article features an interview with Sandy Adomatis, an expert on green appraisals, and one of the trainers for the Appraisal Institute's green appraiser training in partnership with Build It Green.