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Strawberry-Covered Facade Is an Eco-friendly Upgrade to Scaffolding
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Strawberry-Covered Facade Is an Eco-friendly Upgrade to Scaffolding

According to engineering firm Arup, these green facades can reduce air pollution... Read more

How to Make an Old Condo Building More Eco-Friendly
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How to Make an Old Condo Building More Eco-Friendly

Older buildings are introducing permeable pavers, highly efficient appliances,... Read more

A Socket for the Window
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A Socket for the Window

Resembling a hockey puck with smooth edges, this mini solar panel attaches to a... Read more

BuildingGreen: Seven Game-Changing Green Building Products for 2017
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BuildingGreen: Seven Game-Changing Green Building Products for 2017

This selection of products from the 15th annual BuildingGreen Top Products list... Read more

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Smith Residence Smith Residence

Archipelago Hawaii, Mokulua High Performance Builder Read more

Achieving Net Zero with Dow
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Achieving Net Zero with Dow

Helping builders achieve net zero is Dow’s latest initiative. Lauren Hunter stops... Read more

The Green Police Keep It Simple
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The Green Police Keep It Simple

Deciphering the numerous programs and requirements in green building can be... Read more

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NAHB Presses for Clarity on EPA’s Planned Formaldehyde Rules

Asks: What is a ‘major modification?’ and joins call to limit record-keeping Read more

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Fix Lead-Paint Rule, NAHB Remodelers' Chief Urges House Panel

The chairman of NAHB Remodelers called on a House subcommittee to alter the government's lead-paint rule so that it stops restricting consumer choice, quits relying on faulty testing equipment, and doesn't get expanded unduly into commercial space. Read more

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Treading Lightly: Passive House Comes to Chicago for First Time Treading Lightly: Passive House Comes to Chicago for First Time

Passive-house construction methods, in building or remodeling, can sharply reduce the carbon footprint of a home. Read more

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