Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place

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Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place

The American dream of homeownership for all is not particularly healthy these days. Housing prices in some areas have already returned to pre-Great Recession (2006) levels. According to the Trulia real estate website, the median price ...

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Rebuilding Dade County, Florida

Author: Linda Berlin
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January 01, 1994

Whole neighborhoods in South Florida must be recreated in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, which in August 1992 left a trail of debris more than 25 miles wide. [continue reading]

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HUD Meets the Deadline

Author: Cyril Penn
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January 01, 1994

Faced with an ultimatum from Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) issued stricter thermal performance standards for new mobile homes, beating Congress' end-of-October deadline with only one day to spare. [continue reading]

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Rethinking Radon Standards

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November 01, 1993

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a model radon control standard for residential construction, with adoption of the standard expected sometime this winter. [continue reading]

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Checking Out HUD's Proposed Mobile Home Performance Standards

Author: Ron Judkoff
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November 01, 1993

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed new standards aimed at reducing heat loss in new manufactured homes and was expected to issue a final set of standards in late October. [continue reading]

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Doing It Right the First Time Guidelines for Designing and Installing Tight Duct Systems

Author: Karl Stum
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September 01, 1993

The potential energy savings from properly installing duct systems in new homes are enormous. "Doing it right" the first time is simply more cost-effective than fixing a flawed system later. [continue reading]

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Home Alone--Living Off the Grid

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May 01, 1993

When Bob Hammond built a house near Prescott, Arizona, he decided to get off the utility grid. To do so, he designed a home that uses only about 855 kWh of electricity a year, a fraction of the 9,300 kWh of neighboring homes. [continue reading]

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New Construction in New England: The Energy Crafted Home Program

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September 01, 1992

Several electric utilities in New England developed the Energy Crafted Home program to encourage the construction of single-family and multifamily homes that are substantially more energy efficient than those built to code. [continue reading]

New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

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New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically ...

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

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Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...

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