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Illinois Governor Seeks to Slash Efficiency Programs
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Illinois Governor Seeks to Slash Efficiency Programs

A proposal by Illinois' new governor to cut renewable energy programs has left... Read more

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Test Your Building Science I.Q.Test Your Building Science I.Q.

Can a house be too tight? How much fresh air does a 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom home need? How do you measure a home's performance? The creators of the Proud Green Homes near Atlanta have the answers. Read more

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Winter Weather Doesn’t Have to Put a Freeze on Construction Schedules Winter Weather Doesn’t Have to Put a Freeze on Construction Schedules

Check out this video of a ground-thawing system that helps keep construction on track even in the coldest temperatures. Read more

Roof Damage From Ice Dams Has Not Yet Peaked
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Roof Damage From Ice Dams Has Not Yet Peaked

In addition to ceilings and walls, ice dams can also wreak havoc on windows and... Read more

Google and SolarCity Partner on $750 Million Residential Solar Fund
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Google and SolarCity Partner on $750 Million Residential Solar...

Google will contribute $300 million to the rooftop solar initiative. Read more

Energy Efficiency Measures Offset Larger Square Footages
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Energy Efficiency Measures Offset Larger Square Footages

New analysis shows that despite the growing size of U.S. homes, residential energy... Read more

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Green Building: Something Congress Can Agree On?Green Building: Something Congress Can Agree On?

While it seems Republicans and Democrats can't agree about anything these days, a new poll shows that both groups strongly support green building. Read more

Four Strategies for Building an Efficient Cold-Climate Home
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Four Strategies for Building an Efficient Cold-Climate Home

Sarah Lozanova blogs about her high-performance home, which has extremely low... Read more

How Green is Green Building Anyway?
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How Green is Green Building Anyway?

Mother Earth News examines the elements of a truly sustainable building. Read more

'Rocking' Technology Creates More Earthquake-Resilient Buildings
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'Rocking' Technology Creates More Earthquake-Resilient Buildings

Buildings are built for vertical weight, but earthquakes create horizontal weight.... Read more

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