Severe Weather leads to Construction Code Changes

Climate change poses extraordinary challenges for the construction industry. An increase in severe storms and rising sea levels present a barrage of problems that can, in part, be addressed through more stringent building codes and design. As building products and techniques improve and are able to provide increased protection from the elements, so too must building codes evolve to incorporate those improvements that encourage building to a higher standard.

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Tips on Selecting a Building Contractor

When remodeling your home or planning a new build, selecting the right contractor will ensure seamless success. Selecting the right contractor also relies on you providing adequate time and information for an accurate bid. Selecting the best contractor takes time and effort, but it’s well worth the investment.

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How Energy Audits can save you Money

An energy audit is a series of tests run to determine the efficiency with which your building utilizes energy. Whether you are planning a renovation to reduce energy consumption, or have just completed a new build, energy audits establish the efficiency level of your building envelope. Energy audits help to show where you can get the most savings for your building buck and what improvements will give you the best return on investment.

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Green Goods: Green Gets Gritty

Energy Star and LEED initiatives are putting the onus on builders to put up buildings properly. The initiatives by these two premier green certification schemes are pushing the green building movement into a new, more complicated phase–a phase that could bring new opportunities for LBM dealers. You can help!

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6 Myths of Green Consumers

A new national study of green consumers contradicts several long-held stereotypes about them: The environment is not their top concern, their kids are not influencing them to be green, and while many know what they should do to save the planet, they often don’t do it. As a result, marketing messages aimed at this group often fall on deaf ears. Read on for the top 6 myths of Green Consumers.

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