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    5 Renovations to Make Your House Greener (Without Green Paint)

    hese days it seems that everyone trying to be greener. As people become more and more aware of their impact on the environment, the demand for more environmentally friendly products has risen. This is certainly the case in regards to home construction and renovation. Here are five renovations that can help make your home a bit more efficient and green, none of which involve painting your house green!

    Insulation

    A good place to start when……………

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    Mid-century Modern dream homes: Are they a secret killer of children?

    The clean lines, the geometric decorative elements, the seamless blending of indoor and outdoor space… I sure do love mid-century modern architecture.

    Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults).

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    Passivhaus Precedents: Zero Energy House from 1970s recognized with award

    Isaac Newton wrote about his work, acknowledging those before him: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The idea of the Passivhaus, or Passive House building system, is often seen as an original mix of super-insulation, tight envelope and controlled ventilation, when in fact lot of people were looking at many of the key principles back in the seventies.

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    More hot poop on composting toilets

    So what has changed in the last eight years? Disappointingly, not very much.

    The fundamental aim of the composting toilet designers is to deal with our inhibitions about poop. We have grown up with a flush-and-forget system where we don’t see the stuff, we don’t have to deal with it, we send the problem somewhere else. Most of the attention is going to making the composting toilet experience as close to this as possible, sometimes by……

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    Energy-modeling technology has potential for efficiency auditing

    Although building energy efficiency is improving, the sector still falls disappointingly short of meeting its full potential.

    Even when a building owner or manager goes through the process of an audit and retrofit, results can be inaccurate and inconsistent, especially when compared across an entire portfolio. There are many reasons for this shortfall, but it essentially comes down to two factors: people and tools.

    The people factor is real; the diligence of the audit team and the skills of the retrofit installers can change the results of an energy retrofit drastically. But for now, let’s talk about…..

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    DIY: How to tell if a pallet is safe to re-use

    Find how to decipher what’s stamped on your pallet to see if it’s safe or not for your project.

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