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Green Builder Media Applauds Eco-Leaders

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 2, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Every year Green Builder Media releases the Eco Leaders issue of Green Builder magazine, highlighting a handful of companies that are doing great green things in the world, paving the way to a sustainable future with innovative products and forward-thinking ideas.

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Pope Francis and Climate Change: Hyperbole, Hysteria, or Hope?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jun 18, 2015 9:55:00 AM

The climate may have just found its most effective advocate in the Pope. Will climate deniers succeed in diminishing his message, or will his unflinching stance inspire swift and unified global action?

Pope Francis has rocked the world with a sweeping 184-page encyclical (teaching letter) officially released today that wages war on climate change. His message is brave and direct: climate change has been caused primarily by human activity; humans have been irresponsible stewards of the planet; citizens of developed nations must change their lifestyles in order to eliminate an abhorrent “culture of waste”; and every one of us must step immediately for an all-inclusive crusade to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century.

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How to Finance Energy Efficient Homes

Posted by RESNET

Jun 17, 2015 1:18:59 PM

As the demand for energy efficient homes grows, homebuyers are beginning ask questions about financing options and whether they can take advantage of financing options that take energy efficiency into account. Homeowners too, want to know about the options available to them when making energy efficient upgrades to their homes. So if you’re considering opting for an energy efficient new home, or making energy upgrades to your current one and have the same questions, we’ve got some answers for you.

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Navigating the Eco-Friendly Maze: A Carpenter's Perspective

Posted by Jay Wanty, Guest Contributor

Jun 16, 2015 5:50:55 PM

What the heck is eco-friendly and what's not?  In today's consumer markets there are many companies claiming eco-friendly products. But are they really not harmful to our planet?  That's the maze!  

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Cabinets: Replace, Reface or Repaint?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 10, 2015 2:53:03 PM

The Estate Collection from Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. offers FSC- and SFI-certified wood choices.

WHEN DESIGNING A kitchen remodel, one of the biggest decisions you may have to help your client with is what to do with the cabinets. If the budget is tight, refinishing and re-staining or painting wood cabinets will do the trick without major remodeling costs. Another way to give them a cosmetic upgrade is swapping outdated knobs and pulls for newer ones. And if you invest in high-quality cabinets to begin with, you can be assured of minimizing the kitchen’s impact on the environment.

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