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Creating an Office Document? Stop Trying to Make It Perfect

REMODELING consultant Joe Stoddard has visited untold numbers of remodelers who never finished key documents because they weren't "perfect." To that he says: Get over it. Here's a better way. Read more

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Developing Green: A Team Approach to Enhanced Energy Efficiency Developing Green: A Team Approach to Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Creating a green remodeling template and educating developers so they can use that template in remodeling projects. Read more

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NAHB Report: Home Builders Turning to Remodeling, Land Development in Downturn

Nearly three-quarters of NAHB members built 10 or fewer single-family homes in 2009. Read more

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New EPA Stormwater Rules Pose Challenges and Opportunities

Builders and developers might still have a chance to influence state officials who will determine how guidelines will be executed. Read more

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Erosion Fines Get Serious

In 1992, the EPA instituted an erosion regulation -- under the authority of the Clean Water Act -- that holds developers, site owners, and contractors on construction sites larger than one acre responsible for the development and implementation of an erosion control plan for that site. The paper quotes Donette Dunaway, a water board staff member, as saying, "Through this enforcement case, we're trying to get the message across that sediment and erosion to our creeks won't be tolerated." Read more

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