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Watch Hillary Clinton's Keynote at Greenbuild 2013

Each year at Greenbuild, the world's business, environmental, and social leaders take the stage to motivate, inspire, and teach the green building industry. Tonight, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will ignite the gathering as the Greenbuild Keynote Speaker. Tune in at 6:30 on USGBC.org. More

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Don't Assume Spray Foam Stops EVERY Air Leak

Just because you use spray foam doesn't mean you are creating a completely air-tight, insulated structure. Here's what one home performance expert found during a blower-door test on an recently retrofitted home. More

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Get All the Stats at Greenbuild

We're two days away from the opening of Greenbuild�the most important conference in the green building community�in Philadelphia. Need a reason to go? How about going to hear statistician Nate Silver give the closing remarks. Will he forecast the latest trends in the green building industry? More

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One Minisplit or Two?

An architect wonders whether he will need one or two minisplit units to heat and cool his two-story home. Here's what some green building experts said. More

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Get Your Networking on at Greenbuild

There will be plenty of opportunities to network with green building compatriots and experts at next week's Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia, so make sure you have your business cards ready if you plan to attend. Here are a few other reasons why visiting the conference is worthwhile. More

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Talking a Big Game About Energy Efficiency

American homeowners say they value snug homes and put a priority on upgrading their houses. So why do their actions show otherwise? More

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Get Green at GreenBuild

Greenbuild�the nation's premier green building expo�kicks off next week in Philadelphia and to celebrate, REMODELING's sister publication, ECOBUILDING PULSE, is counting down the days with a new cool fact each day. Today's is about getting green in the City of Brotherly Love. More

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5 Ways to Warm Up an Older House

If your clients live in an older home, help them consider some of these energy-saving upgrades to reduce heating costs and still stay warm this winter. More

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Monitoring Moisture Levels in Double-Stud Walls

Is there any evidence that double-stud walls have damp sheathing during cold climates? It's the big debate double-stud wall advocates are having. Here's what one expert has to say. More

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5 Easy Steps to Understanding WUFI

Here's another term to add to your building science vocabulary: WUFI. It's a measurement of how well building materials dry out and whether they are likely to grow mold. Here's how it works. More

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