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Sara GuttermanSolar On and Under Fire Solar is soaring, but some are stopping at no end to stall its success. More

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Central VacuumCentral Vacuum Systems While they may cost more up front, central vacuum systems increase home values, along with indoor air quality. More

Laureen BlissardWater Efficiency Rating Score Program Wins Sustainable Santa Fe Award The fledgling Water Efficiency Rating Score, or WERS, program has been recognized by the City of Santa Fe for its potential use as a tool for driving water conservation. More

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    For this Portland, Oregon makeover, creating the perfect kitchen meant energy-efficient, customized design—with minimal waste. Read More

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    The bath and kitchen in this Passivhaus, which is part of a senior co-housing community, feature clean lines and compact design. Read More

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    The kitchen and bath in this LEED Platinum home in Hawaii feature water-efficient fixtures and healthy, low-maintenance finishes. Read More


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