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A Fresh Warning from Home Depot

A Fresh Warning from Home Depot

The retailer issues a new warning connected with the massive electronic breach earlier this year: Beware of phishing.

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APA Redesigns Website

APA Redesigns Website

The redesigned site offers easier access to an extensive library on building materials and the design/build process.

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Report Grades States on Renewable-Energy Policy

Report Grades States on Renewable-Energy Policy

The annual survey finds states have generally made it easier for consumers to generate their own electricity. But some states still get failing grades.

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Smart Meters Not a Health Threat, Study Finds

Smart Meters Not a Health Threat, Study Finds

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In Arizona, the Department of Health Services says its review shows smart meters aren't likely to make people ill

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Maine Hosts a Conference on The Pretty Good House

Maine Hosts a Conference on "The Pretty Good House"

The day-long seminar will help builders and designers balance energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, and cost.

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Arizona Energy Program Threatened

Arizona Energy Program Threatened

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State regulators get a proposal that would eliminate efficiency requirements that lower demand for electricity and natural gas. Advocates cry foul.

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Study Finds No Direct Link Between Wind Turbines and Health Problems

Study Finds No Direct Link Between Wind Turbines and Health Problems

A Canadian panel has found that the noise made by utility-scale wind turbines can be annoying, but it sees no clear link to ill health.

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Registration Open for Builders Show

Registration Open for Builders' Show

Online registration is now open for the January Design & Construction Week that combines the International Builders' Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

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Builders Get More Tech Savvy

Builders Get More Tech Savvy

A survey finds more contractors are taking advantage of internet-connected smartphones. But builders still lag slightly behind the general population.

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Construction Companies Cant Find Enough Workers

Construction Companies Can't Find Enough Workers

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In a national survey, many firms report shortages of qualified workers and call for better vocational training to ease the problem.

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