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Free Webinar on the Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Practices for Conditioned Attics


Changes in California's 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Energy Code (effective July 2014) and implications of the International Residential Code (IRC) R806.5 have made conditioned vs. unconditioned attics an industry hot topic.

Green Builder Home of the Year Awards Call for Entries

Green Builder magazine is looking for the best green residential home projects.
Press Release

May 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® magazine is looking for the best in residential, green homes for their annual Home of the Year Awards. The contest looks at innovative design, sustainable features, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment.

Resilient Housing and Survivability

Green Builder Media's April 30, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

Resilient Housing and Survivability Recent world events are bringing greater awareness to the need for resilient housing.

Electric Floors, Smart Thermostats a Retrofit Option Electric heating sometimes gets an undeserved bad wrap. Floor-based electric—done right—can be a highly efficient way to warm individual rooms on demand.

Advisory: U.S. Chamber Foundation to Host Annual Sustainability Forum

Experts and Thought Leaders Will Explore Circular Economy Opportunities for Business
Press Release

April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will convene business leaders and sustainability experts for the annual Sustainability Forum.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Results of “Recycling at Work” Research Study

Convenience, Bin Size Keys to Establishing Improved Results of Recycling in the Workplace
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Providing employees with a desk-side recycling bin and a smaller trash bin attached to it can serve as a success model for increasing recycling and reducing waste in the workplace. The recommendation, referred to as the “Little Trash” scenario, is one key insight comprising the first wave of the “Recycling at Work” study, commissioned by Keep America Beautiful with support from PepsiCo Recycling and CBRE.

Navajo Students Win the National Environmental Education Foundation’s First Schoolyard STEM Lab

National Environmental Education Foundation and Samsung Celebrate National Environmental Education Week at Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico
Press Release

Shiprock, N.M., April 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Samsung and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) awarded its first-ever Schoolyard STEM Lab to the students and teachers of Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock, N.M., today in celebration of the 10th annual National Environmental Education Week – the nation's largest celebration of environmental education.

New Toolkit Released to Help Businesses Manage Energy-Water Nexus

Understanding the interconnectivity between water and energy is crucial to business success and resilience. Our latest report, the Energy-Water Nexus Toolkit, offers practical and mechanical solutions to immediately address the challenges.

Water and Energy systems are intertwined. Producing one involves the consumption of the other. This relationship is often referred to as the Energy-Water Nexus, and ensuring that those resources are being used efficiently is an important aspect to increasing resilience.

Win a SmartExhaust Ventilation Control and Delay Timer from AirCycler

The Indoor Air Quality in Your Home Matters
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With the launch of Green Builder Media's "IAQ: Breathe Easier" website, AirCycler® is giving away one SmartExhaust™ Ventilation Control and Delay Timer. 

The SmartExhaust combines the bathroom fan and light switches into one smart controller and features programmable settings to run the exhaust fan as often as you want, automatically. ENTER TO WIN HERE

Participate in Deep Dive Breakout Sessions with Sustainablility Experts on May 7!

Attend the Sustainability Forum 2015 on May 6-7, for collaborative breakout sessions. Participants will work alongside sustainability experts to examine specific case studies and learn how circular economy business models can create value.

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's annual sustainability forum, The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value, will feature three parallel breakout sessions.

Attendees will work alongside sustainability experts and business leaders to take a deep dive into specific case studies. Sessions will also include a discussion of markets, consumer engagement, infrastructure, and the business case.

Code Conflict

Green Builder Media's April 9, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

Code Conflict NAHB needs to get behind broad-based, widely-supported efforts to assure that American home buyers are the best housed in the world, even if it means that some of their members will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.


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