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Energy Tips

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 28, 2016 9:18:17 PM

There are plenty of ways to reduce energy use and, consequently, save money.

These simple steps from NV Energy don't cost a thing, but can potentially save you 10 to 25% on your monthly energy bill.

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A New Front Opens in the Code Battles

Posted by Ron Jones

Jun 23, 2016 8:08:25 AM

The confrontation over resilient construction practices is just a continuation of the age-old battle between those who search for ways to maximize short term profits versus those who choose to deliver lasting value.

Another battlefront is taking shape on the already crowded fields of conflict that define the relationship between the regulatory sector and the homebuilding industry.  This is in no way intended to suggest that the ongoing battles around energy codes, proposed fire sprinkler mandates, storm water management, wetlands designations, silica rules, endangered species, updated overtime compensation requirements, and a host of others have been resolved, or that they have even been quieted significantly.  We simply have another brewing fight to add to the list…the call for more resilient buildings.

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Utilities Can Supercharge the EV Market

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 22, 2016 7:42:12 AM

The Natural Resources Defense Council calls on utilities to deploy more charging stations and raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles.

According to the NRDC, America's utilities are uniquely positioned to help the EV market with more charging stations, increasing awareness of the benefits of EVs, and providing incentives to charge cars at times that benefit the the grid.

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The Arc House: Next-Generation Sustainable Living

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jun 16, 2016 9:27:36 AM

Green Builder Media has partnered with specialty modular builder Shelter Dynamics to take the beautiful, smart + solar, net-zero, and resilient Arc House on tour this summer, debuting at PCBC next week in San Francisco.

Green Builder Media has a decade-long history of investigating the most topical issues of our time.  If you’re a regular reader of our content, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve focused a lot of attention lately on the evolution of the smart home, the convergence of smart and solar technologies, resilient housing, and sustainable design.  

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Unraveling Scalia: Anti-Mercury Pollution Law Will Likely Go Into Affect Now That the Most Vocal Anti-Regulatory Justice is Gone

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 15, 2016 12:21:42 PM

Important public health safeguards are finally going into effect, now that the Supreme Court has lost its most bombastic corporate defender.

Mercury pollution is a subject that affects us directly here in the State of Maine. The level of mercury found in our seafood--a key part of our small economy, keeps increasing. Most of it comes from coal-fired power plants far to the west of our state,Here's what the Maine DEP says about mercury pollution:

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