Barry Vogel: Home Performance Pioneer

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Barry Vogel: Home Performance Pioneer

Have you ever dreamed about buying a plot of land and building a cabin, a retreat, or even your year-round home? Barry Vogel, an Attorney, Counselor and Mediator, in Ukiah, California, has done this not ...

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A/C in the Southeast

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Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their ... [continue reading]

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March 01, 2012

Last September, 19 college teams with more than 4,000 students from around the world arrived on the National Mall's West Potomac Park. Their mission: Build a self-powered solar house for less than $250,000 to compete in architecture, energy ... [continue reading]

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