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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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Which Green Features Do Boomers Crave the Most?  Which Green Features Do Boomers Crave the Most?

Adding green elements to homes reduces energy consumption, improves health, and allows baby boomers to keep more green in their wallets. Read more

2015 Greenbuild Unity Home to Offer Affordable Sustainability
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2015 Greenbuild Unity Home to Offer Affordable Sustainability

Designed and built by Unity Homes, the game-changing Greenbuild demonstration... Read more

Keep it Dry: How to Manage Moisture with Rainscreens
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Keep it Dry: How to Manage Moisture with Rainscreens

Ever wondered how rainscreens work? JLC’s Matt Risinger rounds up some of his... Read more

New ICF Blocks Made from Recycled Styrofoam
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New ICF Blocks Made from Recycled Styrofoam

In Portland, Ore., BluBloc has developed a new insulated concrete form that's 85%... Read more

How BIM Software is Changing the Home Building Industry
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How BIM Software is Changing the Home Building Industry

Clark Ellis, Principal and Co-Founder at the Continuum Advisory Group, explains... Read more

Study Says Solar Can Power the World
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Study Says Solar Can Power the World

Massive solar adoption will be key to addressing climate change, but research,... Read more

Housewrap 101
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Housewrap 101

Today’s tighter houses require better moisture control. Here are some of the best... Read more

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