Green Development

The growing trend towards green and sustainable development offers many opportunities for builders and land developers. On the one hand, general society and the market are now calling for a greater and greater number of green products, structures, and communities. On the other hand, many local jurisdictions still prohibit or limit the ability to do green and sustainable development with outdated zoning and subdivision codes. The following links can help negotiate the myriad of issues and challenges that are associated with this burgeoning field.

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Build Green and Save: Protecting the Earth and Your Bottom Line by Matt Belcher leads you through the residential construction process and details how you can apply green building techniques that will benefit your business, your relationships with your customers, your reputation and your bottom …
3/24/2014
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  Each year, NAHB recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices and for green building program and advocacy efforts. “The NAHBGreen Awards represent the best of the best in green building practices and advocacy …
2/5/2014
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Designing and constructing a housing development that is not only environmentally-friendly — but also meets the requirements of the ICC  700 National Green Building Standard — doesn’t have to be at the cost of profits and may even enhance the bottom line for a builder. In a …
12/27/2013
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This is an article from Land Development Magazine, Spring 2012.
12/5/2013
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There are various types of incentives communities can and should offer to encourage green development. These fall into the broad categories of reduced impact fees, reduced or waived development standards, density bonuses, and expedited permitting.
8/8/2013
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