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Al Gore Addresses West Coat Green

In front of a supportive and excited crowd the last morning of West Coast Green, vice president-turned-environmental-spokesman Al Gore recognized green building advocates for their leadership, encouraged continued diligence toward developing energy alternatives, and reiterated his ambitious goals for shifting U.S. energy sources toward renewables. More

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Economic and Environmental Experts Comment on Energy Use and Green Building.

Economic and environmental experts see problems and solutions in terms of changing personal behaviors. More

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New Survey Definitively Defines the Green Interests and Investments of Prospective Home Buyers

A new report definitively defines the green interests and investments of prospective home buyers. More

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The 2007 Builder's Choice Awards

The Architecture was inspired and the site planning exemplary, but the biggest... More

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APEX Polystyrene and Cement Block

At the Apex. Simply put, the manufacturer claims that the APEX Block is the most... More

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How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?

Figuring out how the act of home building affects the planet has always been a somewhat vague science, until now. Today, builders, developers, and architects can gauge the eco-friendliness of projects that are on the boards or underway using an online "construction carbon calculator" that quantifies the role of construction processes in the global warming equation. More

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K/BIS 2007: Shower Directions

Whatever the brand, the biggest shower trend at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference appears to be more nozzles, jets, water coverage, pampering, relaxing, and massaging. More

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Shear Energy

With a name like Eco Lofts, developer Alex Perkins isn't downplaying the sustainable side of his latest infill venture, a 60-unit condo building in Atlanta's historic Chamblee neighborhood. Slated for completion in spring 2007, the concrete building qualifies as EarthCraft (a local green building program, similar to LEED for homes) and stands adjacent to a rapid transit line. Oh, and it's powered by 100 percent clean, renewable wind energy. More

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Heroes of the Planet

A 20-year veteran of research on hydrogen as an alternative energy source, Raissi... More

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Echo Boom

That expected boom of boomers' kids is here. At more than 80 million, the kids of the post-war generation are now entering the workforce whether out of college or while studying. Born between 1977 and 1997, the echo boomers may be "the most productive 20-somethings on the planet" despite recent layoffs according to Toni Horst, a trend watcher at Economy.com. More

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