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Building Tips for Reducing Flood Risks

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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A lot can change in two hours. At 8 a.m. Sunday, I walked the length of our half-mile driveway here in southern Vermont, checking the culverts and water bars, all fortified and cleared the day before. All good. The brook next to our driveway was [...]

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Sunset Idea House 2011: Cargotecture

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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This year's Sunset Idea House is an affordable (albeit tiny) shipping container structure designed and fabricated by Seattle-based Hybrid Architecture. Filled with great-looking innovations, the Nomad model goes for $59,500. Read Full [...]

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Community Supported Honey: Ballard Bee Company Seattle, WA

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Established in 2010, the Ballard Bee Company began with four hives in owner Corky Luster's yard in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. But what started as a hobby soon grew into a full-fledged business and he now has a series of hives throughout the [...]

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Standout Bathroom Water-Savers from the GreenSpec Guide

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Niagara's Stealth toilet offers the performance of a pressure-assist model yet is as quiet as a conventional toilet. If you're looking to renovate a bathroom and save some water and energy in the process, check out some of these... [...]

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Inside CIRS at University of British Columbia -- "North America's Greenest Building"

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability is a testbed of green [...]

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Canada's Minister Of Environment Calls Members of Parliament Who Talked To American Congressmen About Keystone "Treacherous"

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Memo to Minster of the Environment Peter Kent: Your job is to protect the environment, not the Keystone XL [...]

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Holiday Cheer: Ozone-Depleting Products No Longer a Big Issue

by Paula Melton from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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We're making our GreenSpec list and checking it twice. Crossing ozone depletion off of it feels mighty nice! With the holiday season upon us (yet no snow on the ground here in Vermont since the freak October storm that knocked out power across [...]

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Is the London Olympic Basketball Venue The Ugliest Building Ever?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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I was shocked and appalled at Bonnie's post on the London Olympic basketball stadium ; it gives flatpack a bad name. It looks the the shrink-wrapped boats you see at marinas in winter. It looks like a giant bunion pad. Now I know this is not a [...]

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Minimal & Efficient: Use LEDs for Under Cabinet Lighting

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Earlier this year, my husband and I wrapped up a year-long remodel project that included a brand new kitchen. The lighting in our old kitchen was horrible (one fluorescent ceiling light and that was it!), so in our new space we put an emphasis on a [...]

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I need help choosing a replacement for my forced-air heating system.

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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I want something more efficient and less prone to blow dust and allergens throughout the house. Because I live in the southeastern U.S., I will continue to have an AC as well. Can you advise me? Stephen, Begin looking at furnaces that are 95% [...]

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