Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

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Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...

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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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Clean Up Your Ecological Footprin

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May 01, 2005

        Say you are a home performance professional and active in the green building movement. Do you ever wonder if flying to a conference in a distant state, or even ... [continue reading]

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Calculating Your Emissions Profile

Author: Shui Bin
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May 01, 2005

The amount of carbon emissions that each of us is responsible for, and the sources of those emissions, may surprise you. [continue reading]

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Code Changes Encourage Innovative Products

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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New Reflector CFLs That Can Take the Heat

Author: Susan Vogt
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March 01, 2005

                 Reflector compact fluorescent lamps (R-CFLs) have been known to overheat and fail in some applications. They haven’t performed well particularly ... [continue reading]

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Big, Affordable, and Green

Author: Elka Karl
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March 01, 2005

        1400 on Fifth, a condominium building located in Harlem, New York, celebrated its grand opening in October, 2004, marking its status as the largest affordable green multifamily residence in the country. ... [continue reading]

Shower Customers With Energy Savings This Energy Action Month

Karen Wirth

Shower Customers With Energy Savings This Energy Action Month

You probably know that October is Energy Action Month, the perfect opportunity for home performance contractors to promote direct install ...

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

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