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U.S. solar energy output up dramatically since 2008
January 29, 2015

One company booked almost as much solar capacity in one quarter as the entire industry installed in all of 2008.

Builders make net-zero homes for the mass market

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January 28, 2015

Less sunny regions have higher costs to construct net-zero homes.

EPA encourages homes be tested for radon during Radon Action Month

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January 27, 2015

Winter is the best time, as families tend to spend more time inside where radon can be trapped.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative launches new standards and rules

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January 26, 2015

New standards and rules can affect how sourcing for wood products are done.

Sacramento lifts construction ban, state capitol Sascha Brück

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January 23, 2015

The six-year-old restriction came because of the area's flooding concerns.

January 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on firms misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

Growth ordinance in Eliot, Maine, forces lot owners to wait years for the okay to build
January 21, 2015

Some permit-seekers in this town in Maine said they had camped out in front of the building for two days.

new jersey water infrastructure old water loss
January 21, 2015

Century-old water infrastructure in many of the Garden State's communities is causing a lot of water loss.

January 19, 2015

New codes require Ontario homes to include visual smoke alarms for the hearing impaired.

Companies are helping their employee get solar panels for less

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January 16, 2015

Several companies are helping employees install solar panels at their homes for a third less than average in price.

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