EPA And ENERGY STAR Hit Milestone

EPA and ENERGY STAR Hit Milestone

The EPA just announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built nationally in 2010 earned EPA's ENERGY STAR. Since 1995 1.2 million new homes have earned that prestigious designation. According to the EPA that's about $350 million save on…

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Solar Decathlon 2011

Solar Decathlon 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon pits collegiate teams against one another to design, build and operate a solar-powered house that is cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The Decathlon is being held at the National Mall, West Potomac Park in…

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Going Green In 50 States

Going Green in 50 States

The U.S. Green Building Council recently released a report of green building policies advanced by each of the 50 states. Always fun to see where your state stacks up against the rest. Up here in Vermont, our State Legislature enacted…

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Green Homes Built To Order

Green Homes Built to Order

Despite the apparent valley that our economy is heading towards some homebuilding companies are still doing business as usual. This new line of modular homes by Blu Homes caught my eye the other day. Called the "Lofthouse," this fusion of…

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Wasting Water Is Weird

Wasting Water is Weird

WaterSense--the EPA's water conservation movement--has recently launched a public service campaign to increase water-saving awareness. Well, actually, it's increasing awareness of the dangers of water wasting. The campaign is called "Wasting Water is Weird," and in addition to a website…

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