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Matt Power

As a veteran reporter, Matt Power has covered virtually every aspect of design and construction. His award-winning articles often tackle tough environmental challenges in a way that makes them relevant to both professionals and end users. An expert on both building science and green building, he has a long history of asking hard questions--and adding depth and context as he unfolds complex issues.
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Recent Posts

Slideshow: India's New Urbanites Want Green Products and Lifestyles

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 25, 2014 5:06:00 PM

It may seem odd that we're posting a slideshow about India's shift toward green products, but we've noticed a trend in our online articles. We get a lot of interest in green products, green building and renewable energy from India. The country is also taking a more proactive role in Climate Change.

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Give Your Millennial a Robot

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 25, 2014 8:52:51 AM

We need the young generation to help build the housing of the future. Fortunately, technology is trending toward a kind of work they might love.

By 2030, today's so-called Millennials are expected to constitute 75 percent of the U.S. labor force. This change will have a profound effect on every aspect of society, and shelter is no exception.

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Solar for Homes in Boston: If You Lease It, They Will Buy

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 24, 2014 8:34:33 AM

A PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY CBD INDUSTRIES, under its solar installations brand, Westinghouse Solar, may have unlocked the secret to selling solar to homeowners in New England.

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Study: Biomass Plants May Pollute Worse Than Coal

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 15, 2014 1:10:21 PM

New scrutiny finds that large-scale biomass burners, often sold as a "clean" or "sustainable" source of renewable energy, are actually far more polluting than their claims.

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Need a House Moved? Invite Over 80 Amish People. (Video)

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 14, 2014 3:56:14 AM

How many people do you need to lift a house? If the house is one story, 24 by 36 ft., you might pull it off with a few dozen strong Amish. That's what happened in Spartansburg, Pa. Who says humans can't do the work of fossil fuel-powered machines?

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