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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

Create a Solar-Powered Walkway

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 25, 2014 8:31:00 AM


These glass blocks illuminate garden paths, and suggest many other possible applications.

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New Fly Ash Standard Ignores the Elephant in the Mix

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 23, 2014 3:39:00 PM

II was excited to read the ASTM has developed a new standard to assess the fly ash used in certain types of brick, but less impressed when I read the fine print. ASTM C1790, Standard Specification for Fly Ash Facing Brick. Once again fly ash is being evaluated strictly for its physical and cosmetic attributes of fly ash, with no required testing for potential toxins and heavy metals.

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Directory Lists Solar Installers for All U.S.Regions

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 13, 2014 12:48:20 PM

Looking for a solar panel installer in your area? This free membership directory from the SEIA is a great place to start.

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Car Sharing Trends Could Reduce Urban Parking Needs

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 13, 2014 11:08:00 AM

If you run a car dealership or a rental service, you may not be a big fan of car sharing. But it's a trend that's coming on fast, and it's being described as a "disruptive" technology--because it's likely to change some things we all take for granted. Such as parking in cities, as this blog suggests.

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Skyscraper Ramps Connect Floors to Street in Futuristic London

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 13, 2014 10:41:00 AM

One problem with the modern skyscraper or highrise apartment has been the isolating effect of stacked floors. This design from London-based SURE Architecture Company addresses that common criticism in an innovative way.

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