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Getting "Under the Hood" with Energy-Efficient Windows

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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It has been a great spring so far for spotting wildlife. A neighbor told me he was shooing a black bear away from his garbage the other day when he saw that he had also frightened off a moose that was also in the neighborhood. Perhaps the moose [...]

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Vij5: Furniture Made From Recycled Newspaper

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Last year, we blogged about a design company making "lumber" from recycled newspapers. Now that the process has been perfected, that lumber is being put to use in the form of furniture, jewlery and other objects.Read Full [...]

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What Caused The Real Estate Meltdown? The Collapse Of The Suburban Fringe

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Christopher Leinberger makes the case that demographics caused the meltdown; nobody wants to live in the 'burbs [...]

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Sherwin-Williams Wins EPA Green Chemistry Award for Soybean Oil & Bottle-Based Paint Green News

by Landis Carey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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When Sherwin-Williams announced they were the recipient of the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award yesterday on their Facebook page, I clicked over and wondered...was this product already on the market or is this something we'll wait years [...]

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Want Lower Gas Prices? Be Careful What You Wish For

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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The day before the 2008 elections, Michele Bachmann took credit for the fall in gas prices , saying: "We saw gas at $2.04 today. That was my goal, when I started this year I wanted to get gas below two dollars a gallon and we are almost there..." Of [...]

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Why The #Occupy Movement Is An Environmental Movement

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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F. Scott Fitzgerald said "The Rich Are Different Than You And Me". He was right. TreeHugger should recognize that the 1% are cooking this [...]

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Cork Flooring from Candice Olson: Clean, Comfortable, Affordable

by Angie Cho (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Whenever picturing my dream home, I always battle between hard floors and carpet. While each side has many good characteristics in its favor, cork may just push me over to hard floors. Candice Olson is just one among many designers who are using [...]

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Ecological Vision, Passive Grassroots, Performance Building, + House and Home

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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The death of the McMansion. Passivhaus is German for no-brainer. Passive House grows beyond the grassroots. Builder invests in high performance homes. The difference between house and home. Why the “light bulb ban” is a good idea. Windows [...]

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LEDs? Incandescents? Who's Using What for Jobsite Lighting

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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I called Pete Samaras, Senior Electrical Estimator at DPR Construction, to ask him about job-site lighting practices for our product review on LED jobsite lighting  (see LED Systems Provide Huge Energy Savings for Jobsite Lighting, EBN Aug. [...]

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Panellized Prefab Houses Framed in Two days

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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There's more than one way to prefab a house; here is a system that improves quality and [...]

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