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GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting

GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting

Lighting is one of the most critical – and most visceral - qualities of an indoor space. The difference between good and bad lighting can make or break comfort, mood and overall happiness in your home.

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Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally

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Paul Archer Revamps a Traditional Victorian House a Stylish Modernist Home

Paul Archer Revamps a Traditional Victorian House a Stylish Modernist Home

The walls consist of glass panel to allow direct sunlight to penetrate deep into the plan. The upper floors of the extension are clad with a skin of Douglas fir battens, which run both inside and out as

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The Top 10 US Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

The Top 10 US Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

Energy Star-certified buildings are on the rise in the United States! In 2010 alone, the number of Energy Star buildings in big cities has doubled in size compared to the past ten years combined. A

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Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Windows are a two-way street when it comes to efficient green building. We need them for light, fresh air, beauty, and the connection they create to the outdoors, but even the most efficient windows,

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LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

Calling all aspiring green builders and LEED professionals! Today is the LAST DAY to register to take the old LEED AP exam in NYC. The new test after June 30th will be much harder, so if you are hoping

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GREEN BUILDING 101: The Conclusion

GREEN BUILDING 101: The Conclusion

As summer comes to a close, so does our weekly series on green building. Hopefully we have expanded your knowledge of applying sustainable concepts in your own home, whether it’s a studio rental in the

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GREEN BUILDING 101: DESIGN INNOVATION

GREEN BUILDING 101: DESIGN INNOVATION

The Green Building 101 series has taken us inside the house and out, looking at site selection, water efficiency, day lighting, eco-power, and environmentally friendly materials. The final segment in our

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Appliances, Electronics and Energy Use

GREEN BUILDING 101: Appliances, Electronics and Energy Use

Here at Green Building 101, we’ve looked at many ways that you can design, build, and renovate your home with more attention to your health and the environment. This is the tenth installment in the

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Eco-Power!

GREEN BUILDING 101: Eco-Power!

Most of us underestimate or ignore our incredible dependence on electricity. But after the heat waves that swept the U.S. and most of Europe last month, it was impossible to look the other way.

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping cool and staying warm

GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping cool and staying warm

The very root of what makes a home green is how effectively it responds to its surrounding environment. You could say that this has defined the primary material pursuit of mankind for all time –

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality

GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality

Feeling good in our homes or offices isn't just a matter of having a beautiful space. No matter how fabulous your furnishings, a poorly designed indoor environment can literally make you sick. Building

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part II

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part II

Last week we dug into the LEED-H criteria for sustainable residential materials and resources. Now that we've given you the low-down, it's time to get specific. While the variety of options and

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials and Resources, Part I

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials and Resources, Part I

When we think of greenhouse gas emissions, most of us envision a tailpipe spewing exhaust out of the back of a car. But 40% of the carbon dioxide that contributes to our warming planet comes from

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency

GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency

There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in seemingless endless supply. Even during droughts, and in spite of ubiquitous advertising about shortages

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites

GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites

Welcome back to Green Building 101. Last week we covered how to select an environmentally responsible location for your new abode; this week we'll begin discussing ways you can improve upon any home

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Location & Community

GREEN BUILDING 101: Location & Community

Where do you want to live? Today kicks off Inhabitat's summer series, Green Building 101, our weekly column covering the fundamentals of green building. This series will be structured around the U.S.

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NEW WEEKLY COLUMN: Green Building 101

NEW WEEKLY COLUMN: Green Building 101

We've been paying close attention to our reader survey, and one emerging trend has been a loud and clear request for more information on how to better understand green building. In answer to your pleas --

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