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California just got some relieve from four year of drought with an almost normal rainy season. However we are not out of …

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4 The Optimizing Recycling Series of reports is a collaboration between the Healthy Building …
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has released its newly revised 2015-2019 Standards …
Last month’s article by Bill Walsh, ‘The Dirt on Antimicrobials’, spoke of the recent …
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With the severe drought we have this year, water conservation is in everybody’s mind. Outdoor water accounts for 60% of …

Everyone knows the frustration in waiting for the hot water to come out of the faucet in the morning. Because a single hot …

Kevin Stamm wanted to apply many of the Passive Home techniques to achieve high degree of energy efficiency when he started …

Crawl spaces are very important in the home energy equation. Treating the crawlspace bypass and bandjoist areas properly …

Asthma may not be curable, but it can be control. Keep your home dry, clean and free of pollutants are basic steps to managing …


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