Raising A Family In Tight Quarters

Raising a Family in Tight Quarters

Spartan-style tiny homes are popping up everywhere across the country. Call it what you will: a shift towards sustainable living; a natural response to a recessed economy; a necessary move by a generation burdened by enormous debt. Whatever it is,…

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The CNC House

The CNC House

The architects at 1:1 Arkitektur would like us to believe that they have built a home of the future. And we may just believe them. It's not so much the home itself that is futuristic but the manner in which…

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Green Mortgage Rising

Green Mortgage Rising

According to Builder Magazine (online), the arrival of two HUD programs that attract private investors to energy efficient incentives spells headway for the green mortgage industry. One program is called the Energy Innovation Fund, which will award $25 million in…

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Plastic V. LEED

Plastic v. LEED

There's an interesting backlash against LEED that's underway. If you follow TreeHugger, you'll remember a recent piece about the Sustainable Forest Initiative's movement to get the Federal Government to drop LEED. Now there's coverage of the Plastics industry making similar…

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LEED For Homes Winners Announced

LEED For Homes Winners Announced

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its annual LEED for Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, developers and home builders who have "demonstrated leadership in the residential building marketplace." The awards will be presented today during the Residential Summit,…

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Maryland Wins Solar Decathlon

Maryland Wins Solar Decathlon

Congratulations to The University of Maryland on winning the Solar Decathlon 2011. Maryland placed first out of 19 teams, edging out the runner up (Purdue) by a little under 20 points. My alma mater, Middlebury, came in a respectable 4th,…

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