Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

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Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

Designing a new building in a flood zone can be a rigorous challenge but also an opportunity. In New York, Superstorm Sandy left behind devastated communities in low-lying coastal areas of Long Island. Some residents ...

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New NAHB Green Building Guidelines

Author: Elka Karl
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
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
January 01, 2005

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

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Air Leakage Control: The Devil's in the Details

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January 01, 2005

Avoid dread customer callbacks - due to drafty new houses, moisture problems, and high energy bills - by air sealing properly. [continue reading]

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The Evolution of Green Building

November 01, 2004

LEED for Homes is just around the corner. Will it fulfill its mission to integrate with existing green building programs while helping out in locations where no such program exists? [continue reading]

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Habitat for Humanity Gets a Green Makeover

Author: Elka Karl
November 01, 2004

        From Seattle,Washington, to Westchester,New York, lowincome housing is turning a shade greener. Since 1992, the program known for building homes for lowincome families, Habitat for Humanity, has started ... [continue reading]

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