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3 ways to make old homes more sustainable and energy efficient

You don’t need to start from scratch to have a more efficient home. Find out how you can boost your home’s environmental credentials with some smart retrofits. Building regulations require today’s…

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Green Concrete – An Update

Concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide has made slow progress but is finally hitting the market. In 2010, this publication cited more environmentally friendly concrete as one of its 10 Breakthrough…

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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking. …

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Thermal Mass Walls

These walls systems are all solid walls made out of dense materials, of which the modern Brick, Block and poured concrete walls are the most common variety. Since these common variants are all have…

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5 Eco-Friendly Flooring Materials for Your Home

Thinking about new flooring, but don’t know where to start? Check out our suggestions for 5 super sustainable, eco-friendly flooring materials for your home. I think we can all agree that less is…

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“Treescraper” Community is an Urban Forest Oasis

A Holland architecture firm has proposed a high-density community of buildings covered in greenery that would function off-the-grid. “OAS1S” is a proposal for a community of “treescrapers” that would…

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Homebuilders call new labor law ruling crippling

Homebuilders are balking at a new labor law ruling that puts them on the hook for issues involving millions of subcontractors. Roofers, plumbers, electricians, framers are just some of the 25…

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Sustainable Development Goals 2015

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York. In the weeks running up to the summit, the team at Corporate…

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Experts discuss how green buildings are changing DC

some of the city’s green building experts met to discuss how new building codes are changing the way the city lives and works. The event was produced by ElevationDC and sponsored by the law firm of…

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4 Construction Trends to be Aware of

While issues such as the labour shortage will no doubt persist for some time, these concerns should be partially offset by a slew of innovations and adaptive techniques that will finally help the…

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