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Regreen Residential Remodeling Guidelines from ASID and USGBC

Interior Page from Regreen Guidelines



Featured Events

AIA National Convention
May 15-17
Boston, MA

Visit us at booth #14079, and at the following sessions:

· "USGBC's Residential Programs," with Peter Yost, Wednesday, 8:30-5:30 p.m.

· "It's Certified Green, But What Does That Mean?," with Nadav Malin, Thursday 4-5:30 p.m.

Alternative Building Expo
April 25-26
Santa Monica, CA

Free green seminars along with over 150 exhibits featuring green building materials.

The Energy Fair
June 20-22, 2008
Custer, WI

Midwest Renewable Energy Association's Energy Fair offers opportunities to learn about renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainability.

Events Calendar

April 7-9, 2008
Sacramento, CA
The Green California Summit

April 7, 2008
Reading, Reading UK

April 8-10, 2008
Mobile, AL
GreenCoast 2008
A southeast regional conference and green expo.

April 8, 2008
Minneapolis, MN
Green Buildings & New Technology Conference

April 11-12, 2008
Nuremberg, Bavaria Germany
International Conference on Passive Houses 2008
An international passive energy design conference.

April 12 - May 17, 2008
Long Island City, NY
Sustainable Design Classes

April 14-15, 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Cost Efficient Sustainable Buildings
Cost Efficient Sustainable Buildings Summit

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April 2008

The April issue of Environmental Building News is now available online.

Quote of the Month

"It's much easier to do mainstream green within the international code today than it was several years ago."
   — David Eisenberg, Director of the Development Center for
   Appropriate Technology

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This Month's Feature Story
Chart: State of Energy Codes

Navigating Incentives and Regulations for Green Building

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When used in combination, incentives and regulations can be a powerful force for encouraging green buildings. Incentives can be complicated to navigate, but are often well worth the effort. Regulations, on the other hand, can be slow to change, but can raise the baseline for building performance.


Free News This Month

Incorporate Passive Survivability into Building Codes

Study Links Biobased Products with Emissions

Members-Only News This Month
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Carbon Offsets Get Oversight

Energy Star Labels for LED Lighting

New Type of Waterless Urinal Cartridge Focus of Lawsuit

Certifying LEED-EB Buildings En Masse

Maine Gut Rehab Home Goes Platinum

Televisions Must Meet New Requirements to Earn Energy Star

IIDA Headquarters Achieves LEED Interiors Certification

New Jersey Switches from Solar Rebates to Certificates

This Month's Primer

How the Sun's Path Can Inform Design

Designing a building with the sun in mind can help reduce both heating and cooling loads.


Seasonal Sun Paths

Product News and Reviews

Composite Panel Industry Adapts to Pending CARB Regulation
California will adopt stringent new standards for emissions from composite wood products in 2009, pushing the panel industry to convert to more environmentally friendly binders.

Three-in-One Insulating Sheathing from Dow
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Case Study Highlight

Nueva School Hillside Learning Complex, Hillsborough, CA

Nueva School

Founded in 1967, the Nueva School is a private K-8 school serving 370 students. The school's mission is to inspire passion for lifelong learning, foster social acuity, and develop each child's imaginative mind, enabling students to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world.

The project replaced an 18,000-square-foot parking lot within the school's 33-acre campus. Most students arrive at the suburban site by bus or carpool. The project's contribution to the urban heat-island effect is reduced through the use of green roofs, covered parking, and high-albedo paving.

Check out more case studies in the High-Performance Buildings Database