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How Do You Build a Hurricane Resistant House?

Extreme-weather events have become more frequent in recent years across the United States. In August, Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana-Texas coast with 150 mph winds. It was a reminder of recent hurricanes — from Sandy...

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COVID-19 Spurs Healthy Building Design Trends

On June 29, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s shopping malls will be required to use air-conditioning systems capable of filtering-out the COVID-19 virus. To meet this requirement, HVAC systems will...

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The New Building Blocks of a Sustainable Future

As a follow up to our last post on recycling materials into asphalt, we at GreenBuildingSolutions.org have our eye on the latest innovations that are incorporating sustainable design and green building principles to create a...

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Driving Into the Future on Plastic Roads

At GreenBuildingSolutions.org, we’re always looking towards a bright, sustainable future. So we’re excited to share some green news with you today regarding a very recent innovation in sustainable construction: plastic roads!...

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Determine America’s Next Model Energy Code!

Want to play a role in shaping our country’s next model energy code? You can! Between 2006 and 2012, International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) efficiency has increased by 38%. This has resulted in individual consumers and...

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Energy Codes Need Your Help!

As elected officials consider how to put their communities on a path to a healthier fiscal and environmental future, there has been a surge of interest in updating energy codes. Supporters of green building design should get...

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