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Greening Your Home: The Foundation

Author: Jim LaRue
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November 01, 2005

        Whether you are building homes using foundations made of concrete block, poured concrete, concrete poured into foam insulation forms, precast concrete walls, or some other system, greening these systems ... [continue reading]

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Greening Your Home: The Site

Author: Jim LaRue
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September 01, 2005

        Whether they have come to the residential housing field from building new homes, remodeling old ones, weatherizing them, supplying building materials for them, or greening them, more and more ... [continue reading]

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New Initiative Funds Green, Affordable Homes

Author: Elka Karl
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May 01, 2005

        Last December Denny Park, an affordable housing project in Seattle’s South Lake Union area, broke ground. When completed, the Denny Park Apartments will include 50 residential units over ... [continue reading]

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New NAHB Green Building Guidelines

Author: Elka Karl
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May 01, 2005

        The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released new voluntary guidelines that will help conventional home builders to incorporate environmental practices into home building. The guidelines project was ... [continue reading]

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Big, Affordable, and Green

Author: Elka Karl
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March 01, 2005

        1400 on Fifth, a condominium building located in Harlem, New York, celebrated its grand opening in October, 2004, marking its status as the largest affordable green multifamily residence in the country. ... [continue reading]

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Tighten Up Your Advice About Air Sealing

Author: Mark Newey
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January 01, 2005

A green building program manager has found that combining prescriptive and performance standards yields better air sealing practices. [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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