Green Building

Solar Power Eliminates Utility Bills in U.S. Home
January 17, 2007 09:43 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters

Michael Strizki heats and cools his house year-round and runs a full range of appliances including such power-guzzlers as a hot tub and a wide-screen TV without paying a penny in utility bills.

Where It's Easy Being Green
January 14, 2007 01:39 PM - Doug Smith, Charlotte Observer

Rhein Medall Communities was confident an eco-friendly housing development would play well in Charlotte when it broke ground there in 2004, but even its experts underestimated demand.

Cities Most Innovative in Global Warming Fight
January 11, 2007 08:54 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

In an increasingly urban world, the most innovative ideas in the fight against global climate change are coming from cities and local initiatives, an environmental think-tank reported Wednesday.

Building a Green Revolution
January 8, 2007 06:34 AM - Ermina Karim, The Tribune

Mounting evidence of global warming and increasing awareness of indoor air pollution have pushed green building into the mainstream with both the National Home Builders Association and the American Institute of Architects, which have identified it as a top priority in recent years.

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