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The Little House That Could

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November 01, 2006

A new Habitat for Humanity-built home is a net producer of energy, having met and exceeded its zero-energy goal. [continue reading]

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Market Changes

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September 11, 2006

Energy Star homes in Phoenix save energy, but there is still room for improvement. [continue reading]

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Twelve Reasons Why the Green Home Market Is Ready to Surge

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July 01, 2006

        If you need convincing about the marketability of green building, author Jerry Yudelson offers up a dozen reasons why green is the way to go.      &... [continue reading]

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Passive Survivability: Designing for Tomorrow's Disasters

Author: Alex Wilson
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June 08, 2006

Given likely future events, homes should be designed to maintain livable conditions even when power supplies are interrupted. [continue reading]

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Midconstruction LaHouse Meets Katrina and Rita

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June 08, 2006

LaHouse became an ironically timely and greatly needed exhibition of hazard-resistant, energy-efficient homebuilding systems. [continue reading]

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Progress in Florida

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June 08, 2006

        Progress Energy Florida is committed to finding cleaner and more efficient ways to generate electricity. That commitment extends to the exploration of alternative energies in research projects such as ... [continue reading]

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Tax Credits, Anyone?

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May 01, 2006

        In 2005, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). One provision of this act is a $2,000 per home business tax credit for builders who ... [continue reading]

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Green Building on a Tight Budget

Author: Elka Karl
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January 01, 2006

An innovative program in Austin, Texas, uses common sense ideas to build affordable green houses while providing job skills for disadvantaged youth. [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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