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Analysis Sees Little Benefit in Off-Grid Economics

Analysis Sees Little Benefit in Off-Grid Economics

A new report finds that even with cheaper solar panels and more battery options, leaving the grid probably doesn't make sense.

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Passivhaus Institut Rewrites Certification Standards

Passivhaus Institut Rewrites Certification Standards

The German-based organization has introduced two new levels of compliance as it seeks to incorporate renewable energy into the mix.

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Building Group Claims Cost of Silica Rule Vastly Understated

Building Group Claims Cost of Silica Rule Vastly Understated

A coalition of construction trade groups says the government is way off base in its predictions of how much a proposed rule on exposure to crystalline silica will really cost

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Suburban Sprawl Costs a Bundle

Suburban Sprawl Costs a Bundle

A new report pegs the cost of sprawl at $1 trillion a year in increased per capita land use and higher transportation costs

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Monitoring Air Quality at Home

Monitoring Air Quality at Home

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Devices that can track particulates and other air pollutants at home are beginning to find their way to market.

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Chinese Drywall Maker Coughs up Tardy Payments

Chinese Drywall Maker Coughs up Tardy Payments

Five years after a state-owned company was ordered to pay for damages, the company resurfaces with money for some plaintiffs.

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Elevator Shafts Blamed for Big Energy Losses

Elevator Shafts Blamed for Big Energy Losses

A new study says leaks in New York City apartment buildings waste thousands of dollars annually in lost heat.

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When LEED Platinum Isnt Enough

When LEED Platinum Isn't Enough

Developers hope a Minneapolis multifamily project will win partial certification under the Living Building Challenge even as they realize full certification is well out of reach

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Canadas Greenest Home Posts Energy Data

'Canada's Greenest Home' Posts Energy Data

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The student-built project now has the numbers to back its claims for energy and water efficiency.

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Webinar March 10 on I-Joist Assemblies

The free session will cover the use of fire-protective membranes in residential floor systems.

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