It used to be easy to decide how to construct a deck. You could make it out of wood -- or wood. Nowadays, some decking material doesn't even have a trace of wood in it.
The new International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which will hopefully be adopted by jurisdictions around the world, is a set of minimum green requirements for building or altering any commercial structure. What makes it different from LEED? See more »
Once considered too expensive, or even radically environmental, green building is fast becoming part of the new standard. But architects, builders and engineers have been essentially building without definitive green guidelines. Finally codes are catching up to sustainable building, and soon, the gray areas of green construction will become black and white. See more »