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A Clean Energy Future in Sight

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Aug 27, 2015 10:40:32 AM

President Obama sees the pathway to a clean energy future and confronts fossil fuel interests that are blocking progress and stifling free markets.

With the Paris Climate COP only months away, the heat is on world leaders to back big talk with viable plans for future climate action. Earlier this week, President Obama, at the forefront of the global stage, kicked off a 100-day climate tour with an impassioned presentation at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

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What's Behind the Tiny House Craze? Location Envy

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 25, 2015 4:44:00 PM

A marketing firm makes the case that Millennials are attracted to the tiny home trend because it's their best option for proximity to urban amenities.

The "Social Drivers" section of the article by Kleber & Associates is the section of their analysis that seemed most valuable to would-be developers of tiny properties.--Editor:

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When Humanitarians and Sustainable Design Collide

Posted by Heather Wallace

Aug 25, 2015 2:33:00 PM

Inspired by more than the American Dream, Journeyman International partners university students with local and global humanitarian organizations to complete meaningful projects.

Daniel Wiens was getting ready to graduate from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in construction management. Most students were preparing to work on theoretical thesis projects. He decided there had to be a more practical, meaningful approach so he partnered with an architecture student and they designed and built a dental clinic in Belize.

This would mark the beginning of Journeyman International (JI).

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3 Advantages to Solar Powering Your Home

Posted by RESNET

Aug 25, 2015 1:16:01 PM

Are there any real advantages to using solar to power your home?

WE'VE ALL GOTTEN USED to the sight of solar roof panels as more and more homeowners opt for using solar as an energy option for their homes. But are there any real advantages to using solar to power your home? The short answer is yes, and here are 3 of them:

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Building in the High Country

Posted by Ron Jones

Aug 20, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Summer at Mariposa Meadows has been interesting so far, to say the least.

WE FACE SOME unique challenges here, as well as some that are more universal to the building industry. The apparent victory in the beaver battles last fall has proven to be less than conclusive. After several months of ignoring the main irrigation gate, our furry friend recently mounted a new offensive and overwhelmed the previously invincible “beaver deceiver” by plugging the intake with large chunks of willow and aspen, followed by reams of grasses—all topped off by an impressive volume of thick mud.

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