Renewable Energy

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Green Goods

Cool Moves: A study shows putting radiant barriers in attics can cut peak temps by 23 degrees. More

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Green Goods: Countdown to Quality

Even so, we need to get away from the idea that a green home is just about the... More

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Turning Green

Nestled in northwest Connecticut's Berkshire Mountains, Washington Supply has always been surrounded by green. Three years ago, the dealer began returning the favor by deciding to become a regional leader in green building. Not long after that and nearly 3,000 miles way, executives at another dealer took similar action: Parr Lumber launched its GET REAL! program of environmentally friendly and sustainable products. More

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Spiral Bound

More than 90% of the dealers responding to a ProSales survey last fall reported... More

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Green Marketing

"Green" is clearly more than just a fad. The problem? Manufacturers, dealers and others in the building materials industry grapple with significant obstacles to green marketing. Without a strong marketing platform, they risk missing out on their share of the green market--and their share of the profits. More

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Green Goods: Picking a Product

The famous Coke vs. Pepsi debate can compare to the competition between green... More

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Green Goods: Power Performance

Ask 100 builders to detail the qualities of a green home, and you are likely to... More

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The Differences Between Green Globes and LEED

The famous Coke vs. Pepsi debate can compare to the competition between green building standards. Most standards are made of the same basic ingredients, but they are battling it out to become the preferred product. More

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Green Goods: Waste Not

It's no secret that the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system, popularly... More

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