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Climate Change: A Military Imperative

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Oct 16, 2014 10:57:00 AM

For many years, the Pentagon has issued reports about climate change, highlighting the future possible threats our nation may face from increased temperatures, extreme weather, drought, flooding, and rising sea levels. This week marked a notable change in the Pentagon’s approach—instead of addressing climate change as a distant danger, the Pentagon issued a report that clearly recognizes it as present-day threat to national and global security, requiring immediate and drastic action.

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Tips on Creating an Energy Efficient Study Room

Posted by RESNET

Oct 16, 2014 10:19:57 AM

With the start of the new school year, many parents are turning that spare room or den into a study room for their kids. Here are some tips on how to make it energy efficient so you can maximize savings, and create a comfortable study atmosphere for your kids:

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The Five Best Green Building Ideas This Century (So Far)

Posted by Matt Power

Oct 15, 2014 9:56:00 PM

A lot of the really groundbreaking stuff going on in green building happens behind the walls, so of course you might never notice it.

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The "Geothermal HVAC Dream-Team" is in Your Own Home Town

Posted by Jay Egg

Oct 13, 2014 3:10:47 PM

A geothermal team consists of all the parts to make a geothermal heating and cooling project come to fruition; and they’re likely right in your local area.  You may want to install a geothermal-solar system in your home, or have it deigned for a whole community, and the parts will be much the same.  Like a library full of books, the knowledge is there.  What makes knowledge powerful is when it is assimilated for a great purpose like earth coupled HVAC.

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Attic Caps: Fixing a Hole

Posted by Matt Power

Oct 9, 2014 3:24:00 PM

It seemed like everywhere I turned at this year’s International Builder Show, I cam across a new variation on an old idea—closing up the space above attic access stairs. While no one seems to have exact figures, third party testing suggests that some brands cut attic air infiltration by 70 percent.

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