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Winners and Losers in the California DroughtWinners and Losers in the California Drought

As the California drought continues, homebuilders fear the housing market may dry up, too. But for some trade contractors it's more boon than gloom, reports BUILDER's sister publication JLC. Read more

New Carbon-Fiber Honeycombs Mimic Balsa Wood
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New Carbon-Fiber Honeycombs Mimic Balsa Wood

Scientists have developed cellular composite materials of an unprecedented light... Read more

22-Point Sustainability Checklist for Homes
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22-Point Sustainability Checklist for Homes

AOL Real Estate contributor Sheri Koones lays out a checklist of 22 things to keep... Read more

Solar Battery Systems Combat Utility Fees
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Solar Battery Systems Combat Utility Fees

Arizona solar installers offer products to address new utility rate plans for solar. Read more

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10 Best Cities for Green Homes10 Best Cities for Green Homes

Redfin data scientists analyzed real estate listings and came up with a list of cities with the highest percentage of green homes sold. Read more

Callback Killers: The 15 Best Building-Failure Fixes of the Past Year
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Callback Killers: The 15 Best Building-Failure Fixes of the...

The past 12 months saw a vibrant cross-section of building science tips, tricks,... Read more

Innovative Roof Method Uses Compressed Earth Bricks
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Innovative Roof Method Uses Compressed Earth Bricks

A start-up aiming to build an eco-friendly affordable home for remote locations... Read more

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Natural Ventilation: Just Add Windows?Natural Ventilation: Just Add Windows?

When creating natural ventilation, most designers just add windows but don't consider the wind direction, region, time of year, or sizing of the house, says Kunjan Shah. Read more

Fungus Foam: Mushrooms Entering Insulation Market
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Fungus Foam: Mushrooms Entering Insulation Market

Strong maze-like roots that grow beneath mushrooms are becoming the source of new... Read more

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Top 15 Building-Science Stories of the Past Year Top 15 Building-Science Stories of the Past Year

BUILDER's most viewed building-science stories from the past 12 months.  Read more

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