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Owens Corning

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Green Builder TV in the Works After more than a dozen years of pursuing the ambitious goal of airing the Green Builder television series, we're close to making that dream a reality. The show will explore ways that help to reconcile and mitigate the ever-expanding pressures on the ecosystems, resources and habitats of the natural world generated by the necessities of a growing human population. Have ideas for the show? We're all ears. 


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Ohio Freezes Energy Efficiency Mandates Earlier this year Ohio approved a two-year freeze on all energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates, keeping them at 2014 levels, even though most investor-owned utilities plan to maintain their energy efficiency programs anyway. What gives? 


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Lawn Be Gone Lawns are water wasting, time consuming and expensive to maintain. But ripping them out can be hard. Check out this idea for creating a beautiful, low-water landscape that will increase curb appeal while living light on the planet. 


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Saving Water With fresh water supplies in peril around the country, it’s important to make sure all the faucets, fixtures, and showerheads in the homes you build are on their best behavior. That means installing the most durable, water-stingy, appropriately priced models available. If you’re not sure how to recognize these parameters, here’s a quick overview.


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Funding for Fixer Uppers A new alliance makes it easier for homeowners to access funds to make energy-efficiency upgrades to existing homes. 


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Pocket FLIR The days of requiring expensive cameras to monitor wasted home energy are over. Check out this nifty new pocket camera. 


Green Goings On
Green Goings-On Looking to network with like-minded, green building professionals? Check out our Green Goings On listing, which is regularly updated with information about important upcoming green conferences and events.

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