Natural Gas Myth, Container Condos, Thanksgiving Conservation, + Boosting Solar

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The natural gas myth. Making strides to boost the use of solar energy. How to use less energy in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. If we run our economy on oil, energy independence is improbable. Greenbuild 2012: LEED for Homes Awards recipients revealed. These gorgeous prefab houses fit in a shipping container. Your house is killing you.  Here’s how to stop … Read More

Natural Gas Myth, Container Condos, Thanksgiving Conservation, + Boosting Solar

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The natural gas myth. Making strides to boost the use of solar energy. How to use less energy in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. If we run our economy on oil, energy independence is improbable. Greenbuild 2012: LEED for Homes Awards recipients revealed. These gorgeous prefab houses fit in a shipping container. Your house is killing you.  Here’s how to stop … Read More

Natural Gas Myth, Container Condos, Thanksgiving Conservation, + Boosting Solar

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The natural gas myth. Making strides to boost the use of solar energy. How to use less energy in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. If we run our economy on oil, energy independence is improbable. Greenbuild 2012: LEED for Homes Awards recipients revealed. These gorgeous prefab houses fit in a shipping container. Your house is killing you.  Here’s how to stop … Read More

Top-10 Products from BuildingGreen [2013]

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For the eleventh year, BuildingGreen has announced their list of Top-10 Green Building Products. BuildingGreen picks the products from additions to the GreenSpec Directory, coverage in Environmental Building News, and blogs on BuildingGreen. Make sure to keep this selection of residential-related winners on your radar: Amorim Expanded Cork Rigid InsulationWebsite // energy efficiency, avoids hazardous ingredients, sustainably harvested Viridian Reclaimed … Read More

Passivhaus Success, Prototype iShack, Energy Sucking Dryers, + ReCoding Illegality

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Sharing Passivhaus success stories. Redefining prefab: it’s all about the bones. What can President Obama do about climate change? iShack: a South African prototype shelter with solar power. Cooling challenge spurs 40% more efficient air conditioner. Clothes dryers may use 35% more energy than advertised. ReCode because your green dream house may be illegal. Three easy tips to reduce standby … Read More

Passivhaus Success, Prototype iShack, Energy Sucking Dryers, + ReCoding Illegality

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Sharing Passivhaus success stories. Redefining prefab: it’s all about the bones. What can President Obama do about climate change? iShack: a South African prototype shelter with solar power. Cooling challenge spurs 40% more efficient air conditioner. Clothes dryers may use 35% more energy than advertised. ReCode because your green dream house may be illegal. Three easy tips to reduce standby … Read More

Efficient Prefab Homes, Cheaper LEDs, Sustainability Claims, + Generator Safety Tips

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Living large: small spaces that delight. How to avoid running afoul of FTC with sustainability claims. New metric helps designers and builders maximize daylighting. Using a generator?  Here are four generator safety tips. Fireflies provide inspiration for cheaper LED lamps. Energy efficiency makes prefab homes popular. Attic fans: do they help or hurt? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, … Read More

Air Sealing Rules, Affordable Efficiency, Green Roof Market, + More LEED Bashing

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Modular home emphasizes energy efficiency. [USA Today]: In the US building industry, is it too easy to be green? [USGBC]: Statement in response to USA Today news article. Low-income Philadelphians get ultra-efficient, high-quality homes. Green roof and green wall market growing like weeds. Green home aims to be one of a kind. The three rules of air sealing. Subscribe to … Read More

Frack Free Reasons, Tiny House Thesis, Simple Affordable Homes, LEED-Built Homes

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Reasons to be frack free (scroll down). KISS principle makes for less costly homes. Energy Star is the standard for some appliances. In California, taking the LEED on building green homes. How to save energy without sacrificing comfort. Prefab homes that are affordable . A tiny house for Master’s thesis. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, article summaries, newsworthy … Read More

Passive House Community, Livable Tiny House, Green Appraisals, + Cargo-tecture

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Is thin-film solar dead? New York to get a Passive House community. Livable tiny house is a part of the sustainability movement. A Prius Effect drives home values upward with green labels. It’s not easy getting green homes appraised. A window into energy efficiency. Blue jeans for a green home. Cargo-tecture Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, article summaries, … Read More