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5 Steps to Better Communication

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September 01, 1998

I have devised an action plan for policymakers, planners, and manufacturers who are approaching developers and want them to become better at green building. [continue reading]

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Civano: Green Development at Work

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September 01, 1998

Civano is a new 820-acre, 2,800-home, mixed-use neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona, currently under construction with the goal of creating a sustainable community using green building techniques. [continue reading]

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Building for Better Breathing

Author: Bruce Davis
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September 01, 1998

When my family and I had our home built here in North Carolina, good ventilation and air filtration were top priorities because my daughter has problems with allergies and asthma. [continue reading]

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Energy Stars Shine on Manufactured Homes

Author: Tom Sluis
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July 01, 1998

It was only a matter of time before Energy Star labels spread from mass-produced home appliances to mass-produced homes--a green logo stuck inside the front window that tells people that the home is at least 30% more efficient than one that just barely complies with the Model Energy Code (MEC). [continue reading]

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Foam Forms Bring Concrete Results

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July 01, 1998

Sales of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are growing over 50% per year, and last year an estimated 4,000 houses were built with ICFs. [continue reading]

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ICFs and HERS: Guaranteed Performance, Easy Financing

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July 01, 1998

For the last 10 years, Reward Wall Systems, a manufacturer of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) in Omaha, Nebraska, has offered an energy guarantee: their ICFs save homeowners 70% on heating and cooling compared to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC), or Reward pays 110% of the difference in energy costs. [continue reading]

How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I by Wen Lee

Leslie Jackson

How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I by Wen Lee

Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their ...

From Philly to DC: Join Us on Capitol Hill

Keith Aldridge

From Philly to DC: Join Us on Capitol Hill

By now you have probably heard – as part of this year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade ...

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