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    Florida Supports Green Building Code

    I was recently forwarded an interesting article written by Helen Mason regarding the International Green Construction Code. She did such a good job reviewing the state of green codes that I wanted to make it available for download (PDF) to my readers and ask her a few follow up questions.

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    Do Living Walls Really Contribute to Clean Air? Not In Chicago.

    It is such a pretty thing, the 720 square foot living wall in the lobby of the Chicago Embassy Suites. he GSky Plant System design has an energy efficient computer controlled irrigation system. Designer and Project Manager Denise Eichmann says “The living wall is planted with 3,840 plants which represent six species….This green wall provides clean oxygen indoors, equivalent to 16 fourteen-foot-tall trees.”

    But is it really contributing to a cleaner atmosphere overall?

    • June

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    Chicago Program Lights a Path Forward for Energy Savings in Multifamily Buildings

    Multifamily housing is often seen as one of the most difficult markets to serve for energy retrofits. Besides barriers specific to the market, such as split incentives between owners and renters, low availability of capital (especially for buildings that provide homes for low- and moderate-income families), and building systems for which there a small number of qualified retrofit contractors, there are the more familiar barriers of lack of information, high transaction costs, and uncertainty about energy savings. However, the market offers great opportunity for improved energy performance if these barriers can be overcome

    • June

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    Standout Bathroom Water-Savers from the GreenSpec Guide

    Niagara’s Stealth toilet offers the performance of a pressure-assist model yet is as quiet as a conventional toilet. If you’re looking to renovate a bathroom and save some water and energy in the process, check out some of these standout products from our GreenSpec Directory. Saving water and energy with low-flow showerheads Showers use up a lot of water, accounting for about 17% of all indoor residential water use, and old, inefficient showerheads not only waste water, they also waste the energy needed to heat that water

    • June

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    Portable Dishwasher Designed For Camping, But Would Work At Home

    EcoWash is your friendly dishwasher/dinner-set holder that you can take along on picnics and camping trips. Combining the components of a bucket of water, cleaning brush, suds and drying, this compact portable machine is ideal for the outdoors. The crank handle works the inner machinery to rotate the dish rack for cleaning purposes. Water is sourced through a tap or a pipe and is expelled with the grime through a special release slot.

    The optional rinse cycle works on the same principles but the drying system works using centrifugal force; a system similar to the function of ……….

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    New Renewable Energy Generator Grabs Electricity from Rain as Well as Sun and Wind

    Researchers at the University of Bolton in the UK have developed a device capable of capturing energy from not only the sun and wind but rain, as well. The innovative generator is comprised of ribbons made from a piezoelectric polymer that generate energy currents when disturbed, and are also coated in flexible photovoltaic (PV) film that helps the device capture energy from the sun as well. In its current state the device can only generate small amounts of electricity but the researchers envision future pine cone shaped structures with thousands ……….

    • June

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    Passive house gives glimpse into future – Akron Beacon Journal (blog)

    Walk through the front door of PNC SmartHome Cleveland, and you step into a new era of green building.

    Funny thing is, it looks pretty much like any other new house.

    SmartHome Cleveland is Northeast Ohio’s first passive house, a super-efficient structure designed to dramatically lower energy use. It was built on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to serve as a temporary exhibit, but eventually it will be moved to a residential lot elsewhere in the city’s University Circle neighborhood and sold as
    private housing.

    The house opened for public tours this week and will remain open through Oct. 1.

    The purpose of SmartHome Cleveland is to educate people about cutting-edge building technology and inspire ………..

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    Looking For Low Water Usage In Your Tiny Home? Try A Dish Drawer

    Thus far, the search for energy-efficient, beautiful and small appliances for Graham Hill’s LifeEdited apartment has been, if nothing else, revealing. Manufacturers, while they generally make small models, don’t seem to be giving them the attention to eco-effiiency and maximum functionality that a small space deserves and demands. Click Here to read more …….

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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:

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