Tag Archives: National Green Building Standard

Notes from “How + Why: The Details of Sustainable Homes”

Ryan Taylor and Mike Barcik of the Southface Energy Institute are looking forward to presenting, “How + Why: The Details of Sustainable Homes” at the 2015 AIA National Convention.… Read more

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2015 NGBS is Open for Public Comment!

RTAblog_2014_1007_2015NGBSThe 2015 National Green Building Standard is open for public comment. What could possibly be more exciting than commenting on a sustainable building standard?… Read more

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A Green Building Program that Doesn’t Allow Combustion In Homes?

RTAblog_2015_0210_GasCooktopIs this our direction? No gas stove? No fireplace? Some people would argue that means no comfort.… Read more

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Did USA Today Publish a Hit Piece on Home Appraisers?

RTAblog_2014_1208_TrafficLightOn Dec. 6, 2014, USA Today published an article titled, “Appraisal Hypocrisy Hits Home“. It offers some insight into the harm done to home buyers and sellers.… Read more

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Decatur, GA Mandates High-Performance Building Certification for Homes

RTAblog_2014_1118_DecaturLogoDecatur, GA’s City Commission approved an overhaul of its zoning ordinance last night. The updated ordinance includes mandates for high-performance building certifications for residential and commercial construction: new construction and renovations.… Read more

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The 2015 NGBS May Encourage More Accessibility in Homes

RTAblog_2014_1007_2015NGBSThe 2015 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is currently under development. It may have an impact on you, even if you don’t use it.… Read more

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