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Big Love for Big Energy Efficient Homes

Big homes are back but with one major difference: they’re more energy efficient than ever before. Americans love big. Big cars, big houses… big is good… until all of a sudden it’s not. A combination...Read more

Giving Thanks

This holiday season, I’d like to extend a wholehearted thank you to our readers, advertisers, partners, and colleagues for all of the big and small things you do. It is a herculean task to transform...Read more

View Dynamic Glass Wows the Greenbuild Crowd

It's not by accident that people are stopping to gawk at this smart glass display at this year's Greenbuild, in Milpitas, Calif. Smart glass just got a lot bigger, and View, a maker of dynamic glass,...Read more

Paris: Hope in the Face of Tragedy?

The United Nations’ COP21 Climate Talks will take place as scheduled in Paris. Will the meetings unite global leaders around a common purpose to address terrorism in addition to environmental issues?...Read more

Research: Urban Gardens—Even in Toxic Soils—Generally Deliver Safe, Edible Fruits & Berries

The report is good news for the urban farming movement. A new study of urban "foraging" was triggered recently, when a student who liked to forage for fresh fruit in the Boston area found high lead...Read more

Side by Side

Side by Side

Builders today face an array of cladding options. Fortunately, the competition is prompting manufacturers to ramp up the sustainability of their products. Read More
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