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Why Homeowners Don’t Use Range Hoods—and Why They Should

Home occupants are not using range hoods to control moisture, but “smart” range hoods will do this task automatically.
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Controlling moisture build-up in the home is one of the most important strategies for ensuring healthy indoor air. A continually moist environment harbors biological pollutants such as mold and dust mites, which can trigger asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Regular use of kitchen exhaust ventilation systems can help control moisture, yet, according to a study published by the Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI), most people don’t use range hoods for moisture control, but for other issues, such as smoke and odors.

GM’s CCA Headquarters Shines with Another ENERGY STAR

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General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales World Headquarters in Grand Blanc, Michigan is practicing environmental stewardship that recently earned it another star. For the fourth year running, the facility earned EPA ENERGY STAR® certification, meaning this office building performs better in energy efficiency than 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide.

The Poetry of a Campfire

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Carbon is not our enemy. It is the basis of life, working in tandem with the water and oxygen with which we are abundantly blessed to fashion all of the beauty of nature.

Let’s nerd out. Or at least I will. You don’t have to; you can just stop reading. Your call.

Why, you ask? Because I’m fascinated by the first law of thermodynamics. And by campfires (I’m currently sitting next to one). Campfires are basically the embodiment of the first law of thermodynamics.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation is New Sponsor for “Talk with Green Guy” Show

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February 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the new sponsor of “Talk with Green Guy,” a rapidly growing weekly show hosted by Eric Moncrief on WGST 640 AM, which airs locally Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Eastern with podcasts available at www.greenguymedia.com.

Urban Solar Design Doubles as a Greenhouse

Green Builder Media's February 25, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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Urban Solar Design Doubles as a Greenhouse A solarium regulates temperatures and allows occupants to grow food in this flexible urban design.

How Infrastructure Planning is Being Used by LA as a Blueprint For Sustainable Urban Development

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Between now and 2025 the population of Los Angeles will grow by around 2.5 million people. With one eye fixed on meeting the demands of these new and existing residents for energy, water, transport, and communications, the city is investing US$40 million in infrastructure that could signal the start of a new era of sustainable development.

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Between now and 2025 the population of Los Angeles will grow by around 2.5 million people. With one eye fixed on meeting the demands of these new and existing residents for energy, water, transport, and communications, the city is investing US$40 million in infrastructure that could signal the start of a new era of sustainable development.

Brightening Our Corner

Winter 2016
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 is Open until May 11th

Making Zero Energy Homes a Mainstream Option

Green Builder Media's February 18, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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Making Zero Energy Homes a Mainstream Option Solar shingles and an attractive rebate program are making net-zero homes from Addison Homes appeal to buyers in this South Carolina market.

Making Zero Energy Homes a Mainstream Option

Solar shingles and an attractive rebate program are making net-zero homes from Addison Homes appeal to buyers in this South Carolina market.
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Addison Homes is committed to making zero energy a mainstream option, modeling a vision of sustainable construction that’s attractive, affordable and attainable for homeowners. Its 2,700­-square-­foot InVision Zero SC is not only the first zero­-energy home in Greenville, S.C., it is also the first area’s first Active House.

Green Builder Media Announces Hot 50 Products

More manufacturers are using technology to optimize efficiency, comfort and performance.
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February 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced its annual 2016 Hot 50 Products. Included on the list are products that contribute to a home’s intelligence, durability, energy efficiency and/or resilience. Many of this year’s picks optimized their functions by combining improved design with connected technology.

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