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Visit the Green Building Advisor / Fine Homebuilding Booth

Once again, we'll be at the National Green Building Conference, this year in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Swing by the booth for a chance to talk to Pete (Technical director of GBAGreenBuildingAdvisor.com), Dan (Senior web producer for GBA and FHB), and Brian Pontolilo (editor of FHB). Also, expect Carl Seville and Michael Chandler to be milling about.

NAHBNational Association of Home Builders, which awards a Model Green Home Certification.'s Press Release:

A Real-World Education in Green

Register now for the 2010 NAHB National Green Building Conference, where you’ll get the information that you need on building green in education sessions and on the streets—on our Tour of Green Homes. The tour features two luxury homes, one a Craftsman-style with lots of outdoor living space, the other a rustic beauty that incorporates local yellow pine from trees harvested within 70 miles. You’ll also see green workforce housing, a house built to NAHB ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute. National nonprofit membership organization that coordinates development of national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process. 700 Green Building Standard Gold and other amazing green projects.

The Conference has a new GreenTensive education track: a day-long series of five sessions—attend as many as you like—each focused on a specific green practice. Choose from Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Resource Efficiency, and Lot Design, Preparation and Development. The sessions will be facilitated by experts who will lead small groups in enriching discussions leading to problem-solving and discovery. And don’t miss these sessions:

  • The Economics of Green Homes and Green Home Building
  • Quality Management for High Performance Homes
  • Water Conservation: A Balance of Technology and Behavior
  • Keeping Them Honest: The Truth Behind Green Product Claims

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What is the average cost difference between building a green home and a typical home

Green building is more than the actual construction of your home, though that is a big part of the process. It is a beginning to end process which begins with the selection of your land, the design of your dream home, the materials and practices used during construction and finally, how you operate and maintain your dream home once it is completed. You can incorporate as many or as few of these elements into your home's design as you choose. You decide how "Green" you want to be. Let's look at the four basic elements in Green Building: 1. Increasing energy efficiency 2. Materials selec…