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A Safe, Non-Toxic Alternative to Drywall? Good Question

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Q: I have multiple chemical sensitivity and am allergic to most building materials. Especially formaldehyde, sulfer, phenol, etc. I am having a difficult time finding some products that are affordable and safe for me for an alternative to Drywall, the [...]

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Lightbulb Wars: We're Testing 18 Light Bulbs in 10 Weeks! Test Lab: Week One

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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It only takes one look at this post (and, well, this post, this post, and this post) to know that the topic of energy efficient bulbs—like compact fluorescents and LEDs—versus standard incandescent bulbs is a hot and bothered one. (No one is [...]

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Green Your Drainage: Rain Barrels & Cisterns

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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In the fourth installment of our Green Your Drainage series, we’re focusing on ways to collect and reuse roof runoff with the help of rain barrels and cisterns.Read Full [...]

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2012: The Year to Stop Playing Nice.

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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No more bringing nerf cannons to a gunfight, this is the year that we have to get serious about saving our [...]

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We need an insulated white roof on our home. Which is the best membrane, TPO or PVC? How thick should the polyiso be?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Although I'm not really a fan of either, I have to grudgingly admit PVC has a better reputation for lasting a long time. What I might recommend, rather than replacing your roof on the pitched side, is to consider a non-vented attic. This is done by [...]

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Passive R-House Wins AIA Housing Award

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Image Credit Richard Barnes A year ago we showed sketches of the R-House in Syracuse That Can Be Heated With A Hair Dryer. This 1100 square foot Passivhaus, designed by Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research Office is now complete and [...]

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Inhabitat

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Inhabitat - http://www.inhabitat.comInhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future. [...]

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When Local Food Is The Rage, Is Fairtrade Still Green?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Lucy Siegle of the Guardian explains the so-called paradoxes of buying Fairtrade: The often-quoted paradox around Fairtrade is that it forces the consumer to choose between a local piece of fruit and a developing-nation one with all its attendant [...]

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The Nuclear Question

by Matt Lecar from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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October 19, 2009 -- http://energypriorities.com/ -- View from the Poletop: Should new nuclear plants be part of the US strategy on carbon reduction and renewable energy? Yes, but not necessarily for the reasons you think. Another week, [...]

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Maison a Chene-Bougeries

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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New to projects is Maison a Chene-Bougeries by Charles Pictete Architecte, located in Geneva. See the full [...]

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