13 Jun '11, 6pm

Why don't more builders follow the EPA-recommended home building guidelines and use radon-r... #construction #green

The reason most builders ignore the issue of radon contamination and indoor air quality is because it is not high on the agenda of most people in the construction industry . It is perceived that building with a higher indoor air quality standard is just an additional cost that would have to be put on the owner for something no one cares about. Most owners or buyers are not aware of the issue, and do not ask about it, and building departments in most states do not require a specific standard of indoor air quality in single-family homes. Most builders believe that the existing standard for air quality is good enough and that radon gas is not an issue to be concerned with. Less fresh air leaks into today's tighter homes This is a case of changing technology and consideration for a specific issue being out of sync. In the not-so-distant past, most homes leaked so badly that th...

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greenhomeguide.com 15 Jun '11, 4pm

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Building LA's Transit System with Green Constru...

switchboard.nrdc.org 15 Jun '11, 12am

As LA’s public transit agency—the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)—is ramping up construction to build a more...

AIA Issues Guidance on Contracts for Green Proj...

buildinggreen.com 14 Jun '11, 1pm

Newsbrief from Environmental Building News AIA Issues Guidance on Contracts for Green Projects By Paula Melton The America...

How to…turn your home into a wildlife haven - Green Living - The Ecologist

How to…turn your home into a wildlife haven - G...

theecologist.org 14 Jun '11, 2pm

This holistic approach that bears in mind not just the construction of our habitats but also that of other species, is onl...

Feds continue green spree by using own buildings as test beds.

Feds continue green spree by using own building...

buildinggreen.com 14 Jun '11, 6pm

Newsbrief from Environmental Building News GSA to Use Federal Buildings as Test Bed for Green Technologies By Emily Catacc...

Why It Is Cheaper To Build A Green Home

Why It Is Cheaper To Build A Green Home

thegoodhuman.com 08 Jun '11, 3pm

Heating and cooling – Perhaps you’ve never considered that you can build a house without having a furnace or radiator some...

Find out what U.S. cities are the best investme...

betterbricks.com 22 Jun '11, 8pm

Annual index marries real estate economics with green design metrics. Why does one market tend to have more LEED Certified...

Clean Your Home with Food (and Spirits) That You Already Have on Hand

Clean Your Home with Food (and Spirits) That Yo...

motherearthnews.com 10 Jun '11, 8pm

I had such a great time talking with attendees at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington, this past weekend ab...