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Your Picks: 10 Hottest Green Building Topics of 2013

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 21, 2013 01:00 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Dec 19, 2013

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Can we replace foam insulation? What does energy modeling really tell us? Find out what you, our readers, have picked as this year’s top 10 stories! Our resident number-crunchers have spent hours slaving over metrics to bring you … your own most-read BuildingGreen stories of the year. Ta-da! We just have to say, you guys have great taste. If you don’t see your favorite article listed here, though, tell us what it is—and why—in the comments. And don’t forget that BuildingGreen members can collect CEUs—for LEED, AIA, and ILFI—for many of these popular articles. Just read the story, take the quiz, and we do the reporting for you. 10. On the grid, off the grid “ Islandable Solar: PV for Power Outages ” reveals a conundrum of grid-connected PV: it can’t be used during a power outage! Click through to learn about your three options for greater resilience (and check out #8 too). 9. Say it after me: AH-ge-pahn Yeah, it’s spelled like “age pan,” but we swear it’s got a lot going for it, starting with German engineering (and pronunciation). Learn more about “ Agepan: A Vapor-Permeable, Wood-Based Insulation Board ” in our product review. 8. Awesome products! Last month, we selected our favorite forward-looking products for 2014 , and you selected our story as one of the most popular articles of the year. Our choices solve key design and environmental problems, but more importantly, Lloyd Alter called them “sexy”! 7. Taking charge of our own pee and poop read more






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