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    AIA names top ten green projects

    Dezeen AIA names top ten green projects Dezeen News: the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named its top ten sustainable projects of the year, including a university building made from timber, concrete and Corten steel in Minnesota (above) and a series of prefabricated houses in Tennessee …

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    ÖKO’s NASA Filtration Bottles Turn Sickly Soda into Drinkable Water

    Swiss company ÖKO , which means “eco” in Swiss German, have taken the idea of eco-friendly water containers one step further by utilizing NASA -derived filtration technology to create a bottle that can turn sodas (or anything else) into water. Hit the jump to see the water filtration system in action!

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    Passive Vs LEED Vs Net-Zero Energy

    I think it’s time to provide some background on how this efficient-building standard compares with others.

    Passivhaus may look like a funny spelling, but actually it’s just a normal spelling, in German, a language in which “haus” means building, not house. Passivhausen can be schools, offices, anything. …………..

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    Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required, Default Leakage Rate Removed in New ASHRAE Residential IAQ Standard

    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the only nationally recognized indoor air quality standard developed solely for residences. It defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings.

    One of the biggest changes in the standard over the 2010 version was an increase…….

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    Heat-Pump Clothes Dryers Really Work, Study Confirms

    For the past two decades, there has been little improvement in energy efficiency for North
    American clothes dryers. Recent innovations in clothes drying technology offer new
    opportunities for energy savings. One innovation in particular has substantial savings potential:
    clothes dryers utilizing heat pump technology. This technology …..

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    Quick, Easy, Homemade Deodorant…that Actually Works

    Looking for a natural deodorant sans parabens, aluminum, and other yucky toxins? If so, you may have discovered that it can be difficult to find an effective brand. With a handful of ingredients that you may already have on hand, you can make your own effective, healthy deodorant in about five minutes. I get that it sounds crazy, but once I started making …….

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