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Green Building on a Tight Budget

Author: Elka Karl
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January 01, 2006

An innovative program in Austin, Texas, uses common sense ideas to build affordable green houses while providing job skills for disadvantaged youth. [continue reading]

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New Initiative Funds Green, Affordable Homes

Author: Elka Karl
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May 01, 2005

        Last December Denny Park, an affordable housing project in Seattle’s South Lake Union area, broke ground. When completed, the Denny Park Apartments will include 50 residential units over ... [continue reading]

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The Cool Solution

Author: Elka Karl
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September 01, 2005

Fresno's Housing Authority keeps energy expenditures low and economic savings high with its new evaporative coolers. [continue reading]

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CBPCA Improves a Home Energy Home

Author: Elka Karl
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September 01, 2005

        As was described in the last issue of Home Energy, Carol Markell, the magazine’s advertising and marketing manager, had volunteered her house for use during a training ... [continue reading]

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Training Day

Author: Elka Karl
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July 01, 2005

CBPCA's hands-on training opens the eyes of would-be home performance contractors. [continue reading]

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New NAHB Green Building Guidelines

Author: Elka Karl
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May 01, 2005

        The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released new voluntary guidelines that will help conventional home builders to incorporate environmental practices into home building. The guidelines project was ... [continue reading]

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Habitat for Humanity Gets a Green Makeover

Author: Elka Karl
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November 01, 2004

        From Seattle,Washington, to Westchester,New York, lowincome housing is turning a shade greener. Since 1992, the program known for building homes for lowincome families, Habitat for Humanity, has started ... [continue reading]

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Perez Named Best Installer in America

Author: Elka Karl
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March 01, 2005

        Tired of telling your kids to turn off the lights? Now you may no longer have to—if you live in California. With the introduction of California’... [continue reading]

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