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Skilled Worker Problem Gets Worse

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 10, 2019 10:41:56 AM

As the construction industry’s labor shortage grows, so do safety hazards.

Labor shortages are more than just a manpower problem for the construction industry. They’re also creating a safety hazard for the workforce that exists. According to the latest commercial construction index from Dodge Data & Analytics, 58 percent of contractors consider the lack of skilled workers to be the No. 1 reason for jobsite safety risks.

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30 Massachusetts Cities and Towns Earn State Grants as Green Communities

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 2, 2019 5:19:23 PM

68 Percent of the Commonwealth’s Municipalities are Green Communities After 12th Designation Round

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that an additional 30 Massachusetts cities and towns have been designated by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) as Green Communities, committing to ambitious clean energy goals to reduce energy consumption and lower emissions. With today’s designation, 240 of the Commonwealth’s municipalities, or 68 percent, have earned a Green Communities designation. The 30 new Green Communities are now eligible for grants totaling $4,866,648. Since the program began in 2010, DOER has awarded over $100 million in grant funding to the Commonwealth’s cities and towns through designation and competitive grants.

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Out With the Bad Air

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 28, 2018 12:13:41 PM

Here’s a new guide that makes it easier to cut back on carbon emissions.

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has unveiled the The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook: An Action Guide for States, Provinces, and Regional Governments, designed to help local, state and federal lawmakers “place communities on an actionable path toward sustainable, low-carbon economies.”

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Giveaway: Smart Lighting Solves Anguished Paint Decisions

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 20, 2018 1:03:45 PM


New technology allows you to select from 16 million light colors, to fine tune your wall paint to suit your mood and the room’s use. Why be boring?lighting-paint-makeover-Benjamin-Moore

Marriages have ended because of it. Tears have been shed. Doors slammed. Choosing the “perfect” paint color for each room in a home is an extremely personal decision. It’s no surprise that so many new homes end up with the universal beige or off-white walls in an attempt to stay “neutral,” both visually and psychologically.

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