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At Home With NBA Great Bill Walton - An EXCLUSIVE Solar Ebook

Bill Walton encourages us all: Power your house with solar for all the practical reasons—and for all the right reasons.
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October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Read the riveting story about Bill Walton’s comeback from catastrophic spine collapse to become an unabashed solar evangelist.

“When I was lying on that floor with my spine problem, I asked myself: ‘If you ever get better and get off this floor, what are you going to do with rest of your life?’”

What he did was become one of the most authentic voices in the solar industry, encouraging consumers to join the growing trend of homeowners reaping the abundant advantages of powering their homes with solar panels.

Patriot Subaru of Saco Wins Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award

Award Honors Dealership for Environmental and Community Commitment
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ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cox Automotive presented its Leader in Sustainability Award to Patriot Subaru of Saco, Maine at the 2016 Automotive News Best Dealerships to Work For celebration this week.

One-Hit Wonders

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Full disclosure my good and faithful reader! This week’s blog is going to be even more disjointed and roundabout than normal. Just keeping you on your toes….

I think that discussing awesome one-hit wonder songs might be one of the best possible uses of your time. Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy this? In the right company, this topic of conversation can literally last for hours.

CBRE Video: Workplace Transformation | Come See Our New Canadian HQ

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Visit http://workplace.cbrecanada.com/ to explore the strategy and process behind the transformation of CBRE Canada’s workplace journey and its strategic occupier services. 

You can view this and other CBRE videos here.

Feathered Friend Helps Launch Green Career

Kohler's Resident Green Building Guru Started on a Very Different Career Path
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It was 1983 when an engineer from Michigan met a Yellow-Naped parrot from Honduras. Little did Joe Azzarello know that “Otis” would be a part of the family for 33 years (and counting) and would affect not only his personal life but his career as well.

“I’ll admit I had very little environmental sensitivity before I adopted Otis,” said Joe, shaking his head.

Breaking News: Green Builder Media Launches New CodeWatcher Title

Green Builder Media is constantly exploring new frontiers, including changing codes that require homes to be more efficient, healthier, and durable. To that end, we just launched CodeWatcher offering essential information about code changes.
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As Green Builder Media enters our second decade, we reflect on all of the changes that have transpired in both the building industry and our company.  It all started in 2006 with the launch of Green Builder magazine—a trade publication that we hoped would affect positive change by offering enlightened content for progressive readers.

New Homeowner's Guide: Energy Smart, Healthy Home

This invaluable free Ebook for homeowners and builders is brought to you by NV Energy
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Homeowners no longer need to worry that they don't understand what a green home is with this easy-to-navigate green building and renovation guide. It features tips, technology, products, and professional advice for both current and would-be homeowners. 
 
Special sections include detailed drawings and product information on: 
  • exteriors
  • roofing
  • structure
  • insulation
  • air quality
  • windows
  • heating and cooling
  • appliances
  • faucets and fixtures
  • finishes
  • cabinets and tops

How Infrastructure Companies Deliver Real Benefits

The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes.
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by Craig Albert and Tam Nguyen

Sustainable infrastructure is a confluence of ideas. It’s physical, eco-friendly, and smart. It seeks to minimize costs and maximize the use of resources. It’s also global. The United Nations specifically mentioned infrastructure in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

The role of infrastructure is to provide essential services to societies and industries, including transportation networks, energy grids, and wastewater-treatment plants. Such projects are critical to economic development and to connecting people and ideas. 

Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Forest Champions

Awards Highlight Diverse Group of Leaders at Greenbuild 2016
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LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating its strongest group of award winners to date, the Forest Stewardship Council US presented its FSC Leadership Awards last night to a diverse group of organizations and individuals at Greenbuild 2016. Collectively their leadership shows that wood from FSC-certified, responsibly managed forests can meet society’s needs, across a wide array of sectors.

The Anatomy of Zero Energy in the Arc House

The Arc House runs on the sun—but, first, a number of strategies come together to reduce energy demand.
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At 432 square feet, The Arc House naturally has lower energy demand than a larger one, especially when it comes to space heating and cooling. An energy-efficient envelope, efficient appliances and smart home technology reduce The Arc House’s energy demand even further. 

Envelope Strategies

The unique construction of The Arc House posed some challenges for insulating and finishing the structure. A hybrid system consisting of polyisocyanurate and closed-cell spray foam insulation was the perfect solution for the home’s irregular shape.

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