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    Do LEED APs Get Higher Wages?

    Douglas Reiser, who publishes at the Builders Counsel Blog , recently posted an interesting question regarding Davis-Bacon wage determinations for green building projects: “What do you think about Davis-Bacon worker/payment classifications for ‘green building’ specialists or professionals? Should there be a classification for your project’s LEED AP?

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    Beautiful Bamboo Flow Lights are Powered by the Wind!

    How do you create effective lighting when there’s no way to get to the grid? Leave it to a couple of ingenious designers to come up with a beautiful and self-sufficient bamboo lighting system! Designed by Ingendesign , the ‘Flow’ light is powered by constant prevailing coastal winds and is built to be almost completely biodegradable

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    Green Remodeling Workshops Coming to a Town Near You

    Ever since the premier of USGBC’s two-day REGREEN workshop in Phoenix, AZ at Greenbuild last November, Annette, Rob, and I have been gearing up for a slew of green remodeling workshops across the country — the REGREEN Roadshow. The REGREEN workshops are a lot of fun to teach (and take) for two reasons: one, the blend of builder/remodeler with interior design perspectives is completely refreshing; and two, the substantial and substantive group work woven into the workshop makes for an energetic and invigorating approach.

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    Alex’s Cool Product of the Week: Fiber-Optic Daylighting from Parans

    Simple is good, but high-tech can be really cool. In the case of the Parans fiber-optic daylighting system (distributed in the U.S. by HUVCO ), high-tech lets you distribute daylight up to sixty feet via optical cables–bringing full-spectrum natural light to various spaces within a home or commercial building

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    Obama’s Homestar Plan Would Pay for Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits

    SAVANNAH, Georgia, March 3, 2010 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has outlined the details of a new “Homestar” program that would help create jobs by encouraging American families to invest in energy saving home improvements. The President spoke of the new program Tuesday while touring a training facility at Savannah Technical College. The Obama administration expects the Homestar program to create tens of thousands of jobs while saving the equivalent of the entire output of three coal-fired power plants each year.

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    Portable Hydroelectric Generator is a Backpack Power Plant

    This portable new product promises energy on the go and we don’t mean a Power Bar. Bourne Energy Backpack Power Plant is a hydroelectric generator that you can strap on just like a bookbag. It can produce electricity from any pretty much any stream of water, meaning that it’s quite a bit more useful than a Power Bar to boot.

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Costs of Custom Homes

The first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a 3000 sqft custom home in the Atlanta, GA. market?  The first thing you have to calculate is the square footage you want.  Once you have that, the numbers below give you a good starting point.

Adjusted Square Foot Calculation:

New Construction:

Renovations:

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