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EPA Wants You Involved in Whether to Expand RRP Commercially

The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel as the agency considers steps to reduce lead-based paint exposure from the renovation, repair, and painting of public and commercial buildings. More

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If the House Is Tight, Better Make Sure It's Right

Hiring a home performance specialist can not only solve complex problems, it can... More

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Transparency Movement Trends at Greenbuild 2013

Transparency and labeling were key—and contentious—issues at the conference. More

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Flir One Could Be the Tool You Need This Year

Turn your iPhone into a thermal imaging camera for a fraction of the cost More

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Product Transparency Movement Gets X-Rayed at Greenbuild

The Greenbuild expo covers a lot of ground. For remodelers, some of the more important topics involved energy rating labels and the notion that manufacturers should reveal more about what's in the goods they sell. More

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Is Energy Efficiency More Important Than Indoor Air Quality?

"When you go for energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality must be on your list," writes building science expert Allison Bailes. Yet, according to data from a recent American Institute of Architects survey, there is a big discrepancy between the two desires. More

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Greenbuild Wraps Up With Calls to Action

Greenbuild�the world's premier green building expo and conference�was held in Philadelphia last week and reporters from REMODELING's parent company, Hanley Wood, were there to cover the action. These are the three main takeaways they brought home from the show. More

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Hillary Clinton Delivers Greenbuild 2013 Keynote Address

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described the work ahead for the sustainable building movement during her Greenbuild 2013 keynote address. It's more than about just green building, but also economic sustainability and society's well-being. Here's what else she had to say. More

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Coming Soon: Energy Labels with Comparable Data

A federally funded pilot program is developing energy labels for homes similar to MPG labels for cars. More

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What Mattered Most at Greenbuild: A 2-Minute Recap

Wanda Lau, ARCHITECT's senior editor of products and technology, shares her takeaways on collaboration, information exchange, and resilient design from several educational sessions on Greenbuild's opening day. More

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