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Arizona utility adds demand charge for solar-powered users

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March 18, 2015

This new fee will be based on a solar user’s peak power demand during the month.

Dept. of Energy wants innovative ideas to boost energy efficiency in buildings
March 17, 2015

Website is a platform to bounce of ideas between designers, building scientists, and students.

New Jersey Supreme Court puts control of affordable housing agency in the courts

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March 16, 2015

Affordable-housing advocates alleged that the state government had failed to meet a court-ordered deadline

Historic Elfreth's Alley homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dressed up for the holidays. Photo: Brian Dunaway/Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-2.5

March 13, 2015

A survey found that many renters see renting as more convenient that owning.

March 12, 2015

The bipartisan measure would tax forgiveness on loans where principal is reduced.

Maryland may require mortgage contingency provision on new home sales
March 11, 2015

One builder reportedly made more than $125 million in revenue since 2006 from canceled contracts.

Financial, technical challenges slow Hawaii’s solar power boom

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March 10, 2015

Cloudy weather makes it difficult to maintain reliability on Hawaii’s isolated grids. 

March 09, 2015

The flooring products allegedly contains unsafe amounts of formaldehyde.

Construction firms will face closer scrutiny this year on labor laws
March 06, 2015

The Department of Labor will pay special attention to Texas and the southwest.

World’s first carbon-positive prefab home unveiled in Australia

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March 04, 2015

These prefab homes will generate more energy than they use.

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