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Super Shelter—Super Resource on Resilient Housing—and a Chance to Win!

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Jan 19, 2015 10:27:00 AM

In the face of nature’s power forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes makes sense. Green Builder Media has just launched a web site devoted to the art and science of building homes that can withstand virtually anything. 

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Meet the Beaver of Mariposa Meadows

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Oct 1, 2014 2:48:00 PM

Like All Guerrilla Fighters, the Beaver is Most Effective at Night

As a building professional you know all projects have their detractors, their stumbling blocks, their screeching halts ... their beavers.

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Stephen King Was Right: Cell Phones Can Kill You—and Your Kids, but Low-Cost Solutions Are Available

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Jun 24, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Steven King's terrifying book about cell phones (Cell) used to seem far-fetched—but research shows cellphones are indeed deadly. Don't panic. An old-fashioned wired headset offers a quick, affordable defense.

WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGH DEAD ZONES. Engrossed in a conversation on our cell phones, we bristle whenthe call drops. An annoyance to be sure, but it turns out these may not be dead zones after all, but rather the safest places for humans to be over the long run, according to recent reports on the dangers of wireless technologies.

Deadly Companion The ubiquitous cellphone is too often held up to a child's head for extended period. Don't wait. Train them to use a wired headset, starting now. These headsets should NOT be confused with wireless bluetooth devices, which may carry risks similar to that of cellular phones.

For example, the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (NISLAPP) report, “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution,” details the health consequences of microwave radiation exposure from cellphones, neighborhood antennas, wireless networks, wireless routers, portable phones, and other devices. In the late summer, another report, “Cell phones and Brain Tumors,” was released by a collaborative of EMF experts.
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Green Building: Not a Niche

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

May 22, 2014 2:20:00 PM

At the 2014 Uponor Connections Convention, company leadership talked about green building trends and how they impact the industry as a whole. 

GREEN BUILDER EDITORS DROPPED INTO Uponor's two-day convention and were treated to a special session, just for journalists. This was not intended to push Uponor's products, but rather to illustrate the company's leadership in defining industry trends and taking a peak at issues that impact all builders today.

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What Makes Framing Green?

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Feb 5, 2014 5:37:00 PM

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