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Stephen King Was Right: Cell Phones Can Kill You... and Your Kids

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Jun 24, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Dead Zones: Steven King's Fictional View of Cell Phones May Not Be As Hazardous As The Real Thing

WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGHDEAD 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.

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What Makes Framing Green?

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Feb 5, 2014 5:37:00 PM

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Progressive Foam Halfback H2O Universal Siding Insulation

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Feb 5, 2014 4:31:00 PM

No matter what siding product one chooses for a home, Progressive Foam Halfback H2O Universal Siding Insulation works with any siding, to make it more beautiful, more durable and more energy efficient. The maker asserts that it can be installed beneath brick, wood, cultured stone, fiber cement or vinyl siding.

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Paint On Performance

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Feb 5, 2014 3:35:00 PM

Jeff Wieland of Wieland Builders recently switched from housewrap to Enviro-Dri, a liquid weather-resistant barrier system. “The energy code is driving us,” says Wieland, whose Fairfield, Ohio-based company builds custom homes ranging from $150,000 to $3 million. 

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Tried and True

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Feb 2, 2013 5:38:00 PM

One of the biggest myths about green building products is that they cost more than traditional building materials. With more new products being introduced to the market, and existing manufacturers finding ways to make traditional products more sustainable, the cost for many products is inching down. Plus, consumers are becoming more aware that spending a little more up front can result in less money expended overall when they factor in energy savings and durability. Here are 9 products we predict will be in most mainstream homes in the next five years.

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