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    To satisfy the world's growing housing needs in a sustainable way, many experts are recommending building up, not out. Whether that approach translates into structures of six or 60 stories, it will certainly result in denser neighborhoods, which generally consume fewer resources than sprawling ones...

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    Say green design, and what comes to mind are geothermal heat pumps, tankless hot water heaters, and roofs that plug into the sun. The most recognizable green features are also the priciest, and sustainable design is still viewed as an upgrade that only the well-off can afford. While there's some...

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  • Learn About LEED for Homes

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will begin a three-part educational Webinar series about its LEED for Homes certification program.

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    Residential architects and home builders around the country know the Neil Kelly Co. name because of its environmentally friendly business philosophy and its highly regarded custom cabinets made of reclaimed or recycled materials. It follows, then, that th

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    After several years of tentative steps, national green building programs are making strides toward getting their residential guidelines—and their delivery systems—up and running. Just finishing up is the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes pilot project, a year-and-a-half-long experiment...

  • growing green

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  • from the ground up

    As public interest in eco-friendly houses grows, so too does demand for green building products. Made with ingredients that are less harsh than conventional sources, these materials are easier to live with and, presumably, healthier for the environment.