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New Study Examines Insulation Performance
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New Study Examines Insulation Performance

You may be surprised to learn that Installation and air sealing are more important... Read more

Solar Decathlon 2015: 16 Collegiate Teams Display Sustainable Homes
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Solar Decathlon 2015: 16 Collegiate Teams Display Sustainable Homes

Mark your calendar for this fall's much anticipated Solar Decathlon competition in... Read more

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Healthy Homes: All Eyes on IAQ Healthy Homes: All Eyes on IAQ

Lousy indoor air quality in American homes poses an opportunity for builders to provide better, healthier products to their customers. Read more

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Seattle Builder Tests a New Panelized System Seattle Builder Tests a New Panelized System

Cross-laminated timber panels go up fast and provide energy-savings, but installation can be tricky. BUILDER's sister publication JLC has the low-down. Read more

Modular Building Pioneer Sees Growth After the Recession
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Modular Building Pioneer Sees Growth After the Recession

BUILDER's Lindsay Machak profiles the career of John Colucci, a vice president... Read more

The Mainstreaming of Solar Energy: Blue-Collar Green
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The Mainstreaming of Solar Energy: Blue-Collar Green

Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products, but Slate... Read more

What to Know Before Installing Solar Panels
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What to Know Before Installing Solar Panels

Julie Jacobson, real estate agent at Redfin, offers advice for installing solar... Read more

White House Solar Plan Aims at Low- and Middle-Income People
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White House Solar Plan Aims at Low- and Middle-Income People

The Obama administration announced a new initiative to help lower income Americans... Read more

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Cool Roof Coating Reduces Energy Bills, Study Shows Cool Roof Coating Reduces Energy Bills, Study Shows

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have found that a special roof-coating that reflects light could reduce air conditioning needs by as much as 30%. Read more

Air Quality Plummets During Drought
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Air Quality Plummets During Drought

The drought is taking its toll on everything from water supply to food costs. And... Read more

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