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Threat of a 'Katrina-Scale Disaster' in California Threat of a 'Katrina-Scale Disaster' in California

Besides a massive drought and out-of-control wildfires, the state must be diligent about preparing for the inevitable killer earthquake, says the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms
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Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms

Stevens Institute of Technology's 2015 Solar Decathlon team is putting some of the... Read more

Google Personalizes the Value of Solar, A Roof at a Time
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Google Personalizes the Value of Solar, A Roof at a Time

Fast Company sustainability staffer Adele Peters explores Google's Project Sunroof... Read more

Natural Minerals Could Replace Cement in Masonry Units
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Natural Minerals Could Replace Cement in Masonry Units

California fabricator Watershed Materials is working with the National Science... Read more

Google Now Searches for Sunlight in Latest 'Project Sunroof'
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Google Now Searches for Sunlight in Latest 'Project Sunroof'

Could a simple site hacked together by a Google engineer help lower costs in the... Read more

Guarantee Backs Up Builders’ Energy Claims
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Guarantee Backs Up Builders’ Energy Claims

A new warranty program makes it easy for builders to prove that their green homes... Read more

NIBS to Hold Workshop on Improving Building Science Education
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NIBS to Hold Workshop on Improving Building Science Education

NIBS recently announced a workshop on improving building science education in... Read more

This 1940s House-Building Machine Was the Original 3D Printer
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This 1940s House-Building Machine Was the Original 3D Printer

CityLab's John Metcalf goes back to the future to present an item from the June... Read more

Is Energy Efficiency Cost Effective?
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Is Energy Efficiency Cost Effective?

A new study calls into question whether or not weatherization programs deliver the... Read more

Net Zero Becoming a Reality for New and Refurbished Housing
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Net Zero Becoming a Reality for New and Refurbished Housing

Urban Land's Beth Mattson-Teig describes the evolution of energy-efficient and... Read more

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