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New Geothermal Heat Pump 50% More EfficientNew Geothermal Heat Pump 50% More Efficient

DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory made a breakthrough in geothermal technology to create a heat pump that uses 50% less energy. Read more

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Home Buyers Are Concerned about Indoor Air Quality Home Buyers Are Concerned about Indoor Air Quality

As consumers become more aware of how the built environment affects occupants, what can home builders do to cater to this growing demand? BUILDER blogger Dagmar Ebaugh has the answers. Read more

Maine Looks into the True Value of Solar Power
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Maine Looks into the True Value of Solar Power

A new report has found that the real value of electricity generated by PV panels... Read more

Orange Tree Waste Turned into High-Performance Insulation
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Orange Tree Waste Turned into High-Performance Insulation

The newest environmentally-friendly home building material could be boards made... Read more

Formaldehyde-Free Products for Healthy Homes
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Formaldehyde-Free Products for Healthy Homes

Amid allegations that products sold by Lumber Liquidators contain illegal... Read more

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Solar Power Play: Arrays Out-Produce Normal Panels by 50%Solar Power Play: Arrays Out-Produce Normal Panels by 50%

In what could be the next major step in the solar power evolution, researchers at Penn State University and the University of Illinois have developed a prototype of a smaller, more advanced concentrated photovoltaic system (CPV). Read more

In the Lap of Sustainable Luxury
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In the Lap of Sustainable Luxury

Furniture craftsmen Hellman-Chang have been selling their designs to upscale... Read more

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How Much Do Solar Panels Affect Home Values?How Much Do Solar Panels Affect Home Values?

New DOE study: buyers pay about $15,000 more for homes with solar panels. Read more

A Purchasing Tool for Buying Green Where Vendors Come to You
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A Purchasing Tool for Buying Green Where Vendors Come to You

More buyers are interested in homes with green and efficient products, but finding... Read more

New Rules for Gas Fireplaces
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New Rules for Gas Fireplaces

The DOE wants to ban continuously burning pilot lights like those commonly found... Read more

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