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The True Cost of Deforestation According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, deforestation is a major contributor to global warming and is responsible for approximately 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, a couple of key organizations are developing programs to fix this.

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Free Green Builder College Course! Join Professor Mark Hostetler for an online presentation about ways to shift conventional development inertia to something more compatible with urban biodiversity conservation. Through case studies and “real-world” experiences with development projects, he shows ways to engage all stakeholders in order to create functioning green communities and will stress the importance of addressing decisions made during the design, construction, and post-construction phases of new subdivision development. Sign up before November 30 and take the course for free! 


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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.


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Sustainable Building Blocks E2 Homes used aerated autoclaved concrete (AAC) blocks to construct a beautiful net-zero energy home in a difficult southern climate. 

 


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Little Ideas with Big Impact 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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Home as "Heat Pump" This "double-shell" design creates buildings that use the heat-storing capacity of solid wood walls and the constant temperature of the soil to turn the house into a heat pump.

 


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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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