Welcome to the green building council

“The mission of the TBA GBC is to educate builder members, associate members and consumers about green building and its implementation as a method to provide healthy, energy-efficient and sustainable shelter. The council will act as a reference center for information and available training opportunities to promote and advance the green building industry.”

Is a $5 monthy utility bill the new granite counter top?

January 27, 2012

What's motivating home builders to build green….   Read More …

mortgage lenders could soon take homes energy cost into account

January 27, 2012

When you apply for a mortgage to buy a house, how often does the lender ask detailed questions about monthly energy costs or tell the appraiser to factor in the energy-efficiency features of the house when coming up with a value?

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Affordable Green Solutions by Gayle Johnson, LEED AP, NAHB Certified Green Professional

July 27, 2011

"…every home, no matter what the budget, deserves to be as energy efficient and healthy as possible, and its contruction can help concerve our precious resourses wile achieving these goals."  Gayle Johnson

Learn how TBA, Green Building Council member, EcoBuilders of Virginia, applies this approach with "careful planning and thinking outside of the box."

Article from Sales + Marketing Ideas magazine, (c)2011. Used with permission from The National Association of Home Builders/Sales & Marketing Ideas, 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005-2800

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Energy-efficient choices at home

June 01, 2011

These days, we're all trying to be more environmentally responsible, and making energy-effiecient choices at home is one of the best ways to go "green" without sacrificing comfort and style.  By conserving energy, your wallet will see more "green", too, with the savings you receive on your energy bill.  Natural gas companies like Virginia Natural Gas are already helping customers realize savings.   Read More …

2012 IECC & ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard Available

October 25, 2011

The International Code Council and the American Society of Heating , Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have collaborated to create a publication with the most innovative energy-efficient requirements for residential and commercial buildings.  The new publication contains both the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings in one volume to help ensure newly built and renovated buildings are in compliance with the latest codes and standards.   Read More …

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