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Adding Value and Comfort to Your Home for The Interior Heating Project

Home improvement often means finding ways to lower the annual costs of maintaining property. This is certainly the case when it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning - HVAC for short...

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Self-Taught MBA: Interesting, New Opportunities for Green Developers

Self-Taught MBA: Interesting, New Opportunities for Green Developers

A developer friend in the Midwest is now in the business of buying distressed wetlands. Why I asked him? To trade, he told me. Developers can buy his wetlands to offset impact on their projects, and my friend turns a tidy profit, the environment gets a dividend, too.

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No Good Deed Goes Uncriticized

No Good Deed Goes Uncriticized

When Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced plans to devote most of their fortune to philanthropic causes they believe will improve the world for their daughter's generation, a...

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Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?

Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?

The movement is all around--and likely being built in your neighborhood--but what impact does New Urbanism really have on real-estate values and sales? We explore the subject with Steve Mouzon.

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

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What does new construction look like in one of the countries hottest real estate markets?

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A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs.

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Self-Taught MBA: Steve Mouzon on the New Business of Business

Self-Taught MBA: Steve Mouzon on the New Business of Business

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I spoke with Steve Mouzon, author of The Original Green, and now, New Media for Designers and Builders to ask him, “What’s different about the new builder’s business plan from the building business as usual?” His answer will surprise you.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time.

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Building Energy 13: Old Hippies Conspire to Save the World

Building Energy 13: Old Hippies Conspire to Save the World

After a visit to the annual conference and trade show of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, editor-at-large Kevin Ireton reports on the business of energy-efficient home building, deep-energy retrofits, and more

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A Conversation with Tedd Benson About the Road from Fine Carpenter to Fine Businessman

A Conversation with Tedd Benson About the Road from Fine Carpenter to Fine Businessman

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Tedd Benson, one of the most celebrated homebuilders in America, has been a leader in reintroducing the art of timber framing, and has continued to develop it using modern technology to create structures of lasting beauty and high efficiency. He also built a successful business, stalwart enough to sail through the Great Recession and expand. I recently had the opportunity talk with Tedd Benson and learn about his background, his business, and his plans for the future.

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Self-Taught MBA: Are You Ready for Building Information Modeling?

Self-Taught MBA: Are You Ready for Building Information Modeling?

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Building information modeling (BIM) is the next evolution of CAD, involving the five-dimensional generation and management of digital plans. This post, written by my colleague Kristin Dispenza, introduces a new product specifically for small firms.

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Self Taught MBA: Strategic Planning, Part 2 - The ABCs of Strategic Planning

Self Taught MBA: Strategic Planning, Part 2 - The ABCs of Strategic Planning

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It's more critical than ever to have a plan of how you will deal with this tough economy. Strategic planning focuses on redefining high-level priorities and setting a course for the year ahead.

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The Self Taught MBA: Business and Strategic Planning, Part 1 - Best Laid Plans

The Self Taught MBA: Business and Strategic Planning, Part 1 - Best Laid Plans

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You may not have started your business with a formal plan, but writing one now may help you achieve your goals--now that you're old enough to think ahead!

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The Self Taught MBA:  David Gerstel on Running a Successful Construction Company

The Self Taught MBA: David Gerstel on Running a Successful Construction Company

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You Don’t Have to Run Your Business by the Seat of your Pants

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CT Zero Energy Challenge Announces 2010-11 Winners

CT Zero Energy Challenge Announces 2010-11 Winners

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Prizes honor projects for energy efficiency, affordability, and low projected operating costs

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CT Zero Energy Challenge Announces 2010-11 Winners

CT Zero Energy Challenge Announces 2010-11 Winners

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ZEC prizes honor projects for energy efficiency, affordability, and low projected operating costs

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Canadas Solar and NZE Power Play

Canada's Solar and NZE Power Play

A solar simulator and a research initiative at Concordia University in Montreal focus on solar energy applications and strategies for bringing building performance to net zero energy

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Opportunity Accompanies Objections to Green Habitat Project

Opportunity Accompanies Objections to Green Habitat Project

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Neighbors have stalled a 35-unit subdivision of energy efficient dwellings, but the delay gives a Habitat chapter time to refine its green building technique

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Seattle Homeowners Build an Affordable Net-Zero-Energy House

Seattle Homeowners Build an Affordable Net-Zero-Energy House

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One couple’s quest for energy efficiency leads them to a relatively low-cost approach to design and construction

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