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California Lenders Sued Over PACE Financing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:21:10 +0000

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Attorneys claim that contractors pushed loans on homeowners who can't afford the payments
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Los Angeles County and two private lending partners have been sued by attorneys representing homeowners who say they were talked into taking out loans for energy upgrades but can't afford them and now risk losing their homes to foreclosure.

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Lighting Loophole Cuts Into Energy Savings

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:59:40 +0000

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T12 fluorescent tubes should be mostly gone by now, but there are still plenty of them on store shelves
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The most inefficient type of fluorescent tube should have been pushed out of the market by a 2012 Department of Energy lighting standard, but a loophole has allowed millions of them to stay on store shelves and in American homes and businesses, the Appliance Standards Awareness Project says.

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Researchers Claim to Develop a Concrete Alternative

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:22:28 +0000

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The composite contains desert sand, an abundant material that can't be used in conventional concrete
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Researchers in the U.K. claim to have found a way to use desert sand in a composite construction material that's just as strong as concrete but has only half of its carbon footprintAmount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that a person, community, industry, or other entity contributes to the atmosphere through energy use, transportation, and other means. .

Four post-graduate students from Imperial College London developed a material they're calling Finite that could help address a global shortage of construction-grade sand used as fine aggregate in concrete, the publication Dezeen reported.

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Mass. Bill Would Require Energy Scorecards Be Given to Homebuyers

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:35:44 +0000

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The governor pitches a plan that would require sellers to provide potential buyers with energy assessments, beginning in 2021
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The governor of Massachusetts has introduced legislation that by 2021 would require that people selling their homes provide potential buyers with home energy performance ratings.

The Boston Globe said the measure filed by Gov. Charlie Baker earlier in the week would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Construction Training Gets a Boost from Home Depot

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:42:59 +0000

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The building materials retailer will chip in $50 million over 10 years
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The big box retailer says The Home Depot Foundation's donation of $5 million a year over the next 10 years will help train carpenters, framers, electricians and plumbers — the very workers that builders can't find enough of in today's tight labor market.

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Timber Panel Fails at Oregon Building Site

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:38:17 +0000

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Oregon State University says the problem was limited to a single panel on the $80 million project
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A 4-foot by 20-foot cross-laminated timber panel in a building under construction at Oregon State University failed earlier this month, prompting the university to hire an outside engineer to investigate but leaving its commitment to the construction technique intact.

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Building Products Dealer Dumps FedEx

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:19:08 +0000

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475 High Performance Building Supply says FedEx corporate support for 'extremist, deadly' views of National Rife Association prompts the switch
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Builders who order specialty supplies from New York-based 475 High Performance Building Supply can stop looking for the FedEx delivery truck.

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Aeroseal Rolls Out Air-Sealing Technology for Houses

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:56:20 +0000

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The developer of a duct-sealing system promotes a new technique to air-seal a whole house with a low VOC sealant in just a few hours
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For 20 years, a company called Aeroseal has been marketing a technique to seal air ducts from the inside with an aerosol mist, eliminating leaks that degrade the performance of HVAC(Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Collectively, the mechanical systems that heat, ventilate, and cool a building. systems and waste energy. Aeroseal now says the same approach can be used to seal whole houses, and offers builders a way of simplifying and speeding up one of the most persnickety details of building a high-performance house.

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Commercial Net-Zero Buildings On the Rise

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:22:41 +0000

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Report tracks a sharp increase in commercial buildings with verified net-zero performance
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Although the numbers are still very small, proven net-zero energyProducing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes on site, usually with renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines. performance in commercial buildings is rising at a statistically rapid pace, a report from the New Buildings Institute says.

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3-D Printing Could Help Solve a Housing Crisis

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:37:54 +0000

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A Texas firm says that a house can be built in one day, offering a way to provide shelter quickly in impoverished or storm-struck areas
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New Story, a housing charity based in San Francisco, can build a community of 100 houses in El Salvador or Haiti in about eight months, with each dwelling costing about $6,000. But in a partnership with an Austin, Texas, technology company called ICON, New Story can look forward to building a new home in a single day at a cost of $4,000.

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