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Lowe’s Study Finds Homeowners Want Smart Home Controls

by Dawn Killough from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Sep 15, 2014 02:40 AM
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A new smart home study released by Lowe’s found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from “The Jetsons,” more than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control [...]

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Beyond the London Holiday

by GreenGirl from My Green Home Blog  (green blog) — Sep 15, 2014 02:40 AM
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“God made the country, and man made the town.” ~ William Cowper, The Task Maybe you are torn about visiting London but a week-long city life can be exhausting and you might want to relax against the backdrop of country life. So, choose the best of [...]

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A Trip to the Mesmerizing Buckingham Palace

by GreenGirl from My Green Home Blog  (green blog) — Sep 14, 2014 01:23 AM
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Planning a trip to London? Make sure you book accommodation at a hotel near Victoria Station so that you are well connected to the rest of the city.  Cheap and budget hotels near Victoria Coach Station also give you easy access to some of the best [...]

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Popular Museums to Visit in Kensington for Free

by GreenGirl from My Green Home Blog  (green blog) — Sep 14, 2014 01:23 AM
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Did you know that Queen Victoria was born in 1819, at one of the grandest buildings of Kensington? Kensington Palace today is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This iconic place has a rich political and cultural history due to the presence of [...]

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Fiberglass insulation from Owens Corning

Green Materials Report – Fiberglass Insulation

by Dawn Killough from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Sep 13, 2014 01:12 AM
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This post is part of the Green Materials Report series.  GBE is providing information on various building materials and what makes them green.  Each post focuses on one material.  We will be looking at the ingredients in the material, how it is used, [...]

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Houses keep getting bigger, but the number to watch is the area per person in it

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Sep 13, 2014 01:12 AM
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The typical American house has got bigger, but the amount of space each of us take up has [...]

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Will Toronto finally reduce speed limits?

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Sep 13, 2014 01:12 AM
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A new campaign is taking over the streets of the City, as Doug Ford takes over from Rob at the 11th [...]

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Should a fan be run all day in a bedroom only being used at night? Should cellar windows be opened in the summer when it's so humid?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Sep 12, 2014 01:30 AM
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We live on Cape Cod and it can be very hot and humid in the summer. The cellar (1938) is concrete blocks and gets very damp. We usually have a dehumidifier going but it is still damp and often moldy. There is a large attached crawl space (insulated) [...]

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Is there a good paint to decrease heat gain on the west side of a steel sided building?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Sep 12, 2014 01:30 AM
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Dear Friends, I am working with my local arts center / theater - Arts Center of Cannon County (TN) www.artscenterofcc.com and they would like to decrease cooling costs by coating some of the exterior western walls. I have read conflicting stories on [...]

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painter used oil base primer and then Natura Benjamin Moore paint on walls after week still paint odor should what are my options to correct

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Sep 12, 2014 01:30 AM
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room previoulsly stripped of paper I have used Natura many times without problem, and thus I assume that the odor you are noticing is from the primer. This is an unusual painting process, usually [...]

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