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April 26, 2012
Alex Wilson, founder and executive editor of BuildingGreen, begins this article by recounting the unusually severe weather events that occurred in the United States in 2011. He ties this to…
October 12, 2011
Designer-builder Michael Chandler outlines three guiding principles for ensuring healthful indoor air in a house. First, choose healthful materials. Chandler recommends avoiding volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—which are found in paints,…
April 28, 2011
Building official, Lynn Underwood, discusses the pros and cons of installing residential fire sprinklers.
October 7, 2010
I’m a stranger to the homebuilding world, but it’s nice to see you folks paying so much attention to important issues like water conservation. Low-flow fixtures and waterefficient...
July 15, 2010
Ground source heat pumps don't save energy because the electricity used by the 'pump' isn't part of the equation. Moreover, electricity is one of the least efficient ways of making…
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