Editor’s Note: August 2021

Dear readers in print and online, 

Welcome to the very special July/August issue of Green Home Builder. Instead of simply highlighting only homebuilders in this issue, we are taking a deeper dive as we feature some of the nation’s top interior design and architectural firms as well, showcasing projects that are not only recognized by the industry, but also popular with homebuyers and renters alike. We are giving the projects a chance to shine with photo-dominant features on companies such as energy-efficient builders like Lennar and Taylor Morrison and sustainable-minded architectural firms like KTGY and WHA Architects. 

As always, the issue also features some expert opinions on the latest in green home building like Angela Harris from renowned interior architecture firm TRIO about the need for incorporating wellness and sustainability into design in today’s market. Because green home building goes beyond just what is in the floors and walls, but also must permeate every aspect of a home. 

Lastly, for this issue, we interviewed Nathan Stodola, the chief engineer for the International Well Building Institute (IWBI), about why homebuilders should strive for WELL Building Standard certification and what the IWBI is planning for the future, including its foray into single-family building. 

With the delta variant causing increased levels of positive COVID cases and the nation struggling to decide what the next move is going to be, it is more important than ever for the homebuilding industry to be at the forefront and make the changes necessary to ensure that people can be healthy within their homes. Even if you have never done it, with the help of third-party green certification organizations like the International WELL Building Institute, builders can get the help they need to go green or go even greener.  

I hope you all enjoy this special issue and the fascinating expert columns and interviews within. 

As always, if you have any news or projects you’d like us to know about, feel free to send me an email at alexa@builder.media.

Sincerely, 

Alexa Moreno Perdomo 

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