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Sharon O'Malley

Sharon O'Malley

Sharon O'Malley is a freelance writer based in College Park, Md. She has contributed to BUILDER for 20 years.

Sharon O'Malley's Posts

Renovating for Multiple Generations? Beware of Surprise Needs

Families that want to stay together don't always want to stay together nonstop Read more

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Smart Steps to Water-Conserving Landscaping Smart Steps to Water-Conserving Landscaping

Smart steps to water-conserving landscapes. Read more

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Incandescent Bulbs and Fixtures are Beginning to Take a Back Seat to CFLs and LEDs

Interior designers at Brentwood Custom Homes know what's good for their customersóand for the planetóeven if those homeowners have never heard of it. Read more

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Affordable straw bale homes in Lopez Island, Washington, look to achieve zero energy. Affordable straw bale homes in Lopez Island, Washington, look to achieve zero energy.

Affordable community of straw bale homes looks to achieve zero net energy within five years. Read more

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Engineered Lumber's Green Attributes Provide Another Selling Point Engineered Lumber's Green Attributes Provide Another Selling Point

When Trus Joist introduced the first engineered I-joist in 1969, it wasn't to save the planet. It was to help save a building industry that depended on huge, old-growth trees that were quickly becoming scarce and more protected by regulators. Read more

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