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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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Making Sense of All the Available Green Certifications

Sustainable building certifications are many and varied. We help you make sense of the options available. Read more

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What's the Problem With Green Remodeling?

CARL SEVILLE: The single biggest obstacle to green remodeling is ignorance. Don't accept the status quo. Read more

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Survey: Consumers Say Their Homes Are Only Minimally Green

Three-quarters of homeowners believe that less than 25% of their home can be categorized as “green.” Read more

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