Decatur, GA Mandates High-Performance Building Certification for Homes

Decatur, GA’s City Commission approved an overhaul of its zoning ordinance last night. The updated ordinance includes mandates for high-performance building certifications for residential and commercial construction: new construction and renovations.

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The 2015 NGBS May Encourage More Accessibility in Homes

The 2015 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is currently under development. It may have an impact on you, even if you don’t use it.

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A Leaking Toilet Can Flush Your Monthly Budget!

It’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.

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Use Your Water Meter to Find Leaks!

It’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.

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Can You Fix That Leaking Faucet Yourself? Probably!

It’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.

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A Preview of the Abilities Expo in Atlanta

Today was the opening day for the Abilities Expo in Atlanta. It offers a collection of products and services for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and healthcare professionals.

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Some Great Insights on Sustainability from the Brook Byers Institute

The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems hosted “Sustainable Collisions @Georgia Tech”. The panel discussion yielded some great insights on sustainable issues.

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Do You Check These 3 Things Before Opening Your Windows?

Today’s weather in Atlanta is perfect for opening the windows of your home to get some fresh air. Do you know why?

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A Hot Water Pump So Smart, It’s Dumb?

If you’re tired of wasting time, energy and water waiting for hot water to arrive when you open the tap, a pump may be the answer to your problem.

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How an ERV|HRV Works: The Magic, Energy-Saving, Ventilating Box

Tight houses need ventilation – they need polluted indoor air replaced with fresh outdoor air. An energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) can be a great way to save energy while ventilating your house.

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Favorite Products + Notes from the 2014 International Builders Show

The International Builders Show (IBS) is presented annually by the National Association of Home Builders. This year, 75,000 people attended the show in Las Vegas.

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A Congressman’s New Tax Plan Will Drag Down Our Home Values

Yesterday, a senior Republican Congressman from Michigan unveiled his proposed tax plan. One of its gimmicks is sure to reduce our home values.

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Adoption of New Zoning Regulations Should Include Time for Transition

Changing a zoning ordinance often takes months of process and public meetings yet it’s the effective date that may cause the most disruption for property owners. Addressing this simple issue can significantly improve the process.

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Keystone XL Public Comment Period Now Open

The U.S. Department of State has opened a public comment period for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. You have until March 7th to share your opinion!

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In Cold Weather: Is Your Exhaust Fan Doing More Harm Than Good?

Building codes have just recently required an exterior discharge for exhaust systems. What if yours doesn’t discharge to the exterior?

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