Preparing for Climate Change

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Preparing for Climate Change

Home performance, long seen as a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, can also help individuals and communities adapt to climate change. To be effective in this role, the home performance industry must itself learn ...

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Toxic Mold

Author: Iain Walker
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January 01, 2005

                      Q.We just moved into a brand-new house in April, and paid more than twice what we paid ... [continue reading]

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Integrated Pest Management

Author: Brian Gumm
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November 01, 2004

Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]

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Preventing Particle Penetration

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March 01, 2004

With residents' health increasingly dependent on a home's indoor air quality, ventilation strategies become more important than ever. [continue reading]

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Restoring Indoor Health, One House at a Time

Author: Dave Finet
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January 01, 2004

The Opportunity Council first does no harm, and then tackles IAQ problems. [continue reading]

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Getting the Lead Out

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July 01, 2003

Low-income families carry the heaviest burden of lead exposure. With the help of a chemistry class, that burden gets a little lighter. [continue reading]

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Lead-Safe Weatherization

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May 01, 2003

With a little inventiveness and a little help from their friends, a weatherization agency in Denver has learned to provide energy efficiency measures - sawing a lot of holes in walls painted with lead paint - without endangering the lives of its workers. [continue reading]

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more ...

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