Green Building Raises The Roof

Green Building Raises the Roof

A new wave of green building is sweeping across commercial buildings and finding its way to neighborhoods world-wide—the green roof. I don't mean ecologically minded roofing materials, I mean a green roof. Roof experts are finding that planting a hardy…

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Sun, Sun, Sun Here It Comes

Sun, Sun, Sun Here It Comes

Here’s an accomplishment that deserves mention, for three reasons: A) It is a cool DIY project, B) It utilizes solar energy, and C) It cost about $5 to make. Built using a combination of materials found in a junkyard and…

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New Solar Technology

New Solar Technology

Homeowners looking to harness solar energy to power the home should keep an eye on California-based Practical Instruments and their prototype—the Heliotube. Built to the same specifications as a traditional solar panel (60” x 42” x 6”), the Heliotube features…

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