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Green Proving Ground Proves Its Ground

By Kevin Powell
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The Green Proving Ground program is paving the way for promising technologies into the sustainable built environment.
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Residential Energy Retrofits Equal Big Energy Savings

By Rachel Cluett
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It's possible to save up to 50 percent in energy savings with deep energy retrofits in the home.
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White Single-Ply Roofing Membrane? Not So Fast!

By Bob Craig
Consider how night-time radiant cooling environments can cause detrimental moisture conditions affecting white single-ply roofing systems.
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Forecast: Wood Building Materials, Construction Price Growth by 2017

By Hayden Shipp
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As construction and manufacturing growth continues, buyers throughout the economy will be affected as prices for key products and services rise.
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The Benefits of Using Recycled Furniture in Design Projects

By Evelyn Robinson
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In an age when people care most about their impact on the world, a repeated ideal is that materials used in a design project should be environmentally friendly.
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Top 10 Green Cleaning Events for 2014

By Robert Kravitz
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Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, released his Top 10 list of events from 2013 that are likely to accelerate the green cleaning movement in 2014.
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How to Save Commercial Building's Energy During Winter

By Andrea Vollf

Twelve energy-saving tips to keep your office warm during the winter months.  

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Seduced By the View?

By Cecil Scheib
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Despite the demand for all-glass apartments and condos, residents are finding huge downsides to large glass windows. A study found that blinds cover more than half the windows on more than 75 percent of buildings surveyed. 

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Smarter Cities Are Growing Greener

By Jürgen Hase
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Sustainability is inherent to smart urban planning, design and construction, and machine-to-machine technologies are making cities greener.

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Where Does Your Community Stand as an Energy-Efficient Economy?

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ACEEE released the Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool (Version 1.0 BETA) allowing people to score the energy efficiency policies in their own community and to compare them with other localities.

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