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IAQ Tips for Healthier Homes and Happier Owners IAQ Tips for Healthier Homes and Happier Owners

Following concerns surrounding formaldehyde and VOC levels in various home products, consumers want to know they have the best indoor air quality. Here's what you need to know and how you can provide them with the healthiest homes. Read more

Imagine Plans New 100-Home San Antonio Project
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Imagine Plans New 100-Home San Antonio Project

San Antonio Business Journal staffer Katie Burke reports that Imagine Homes plans... Read more

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

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