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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.

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.

GM Hydrogen Fuel Cells Mark 50 Years of Development

Electrovan was first fuel cell technology transfer from JFK’s moonshot challenge
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DETROIT, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The year 1966 brought the TV debuts of “Batman” and “Star Trek,” which both enjoy a cultlike following 50 years later. With less fanfare in the same season, General Motors tested the Electrovan, the world’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle.

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

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.

Whirlpool Corporation Highlights Sustainability Innovations at Greenbuild

Award-winning ventless dryers, washers and video tour of ReNEWW House featured at conference
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., October 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Whirlpool Corporation will showcase its award-winning, energy efficient Whirlpool brand laundry appliances in its booth at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles Oct. 5-6.

Top Five Questions to Ask Your IT Outsourcer

by Tim Porzio, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure, Information Systems & Technology, Sodexo North America
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Companies today are utilizing an ever increasing array of outsourced IT services. When considering outsourced IT services it’s imperative to enter into the vendor selection process well prepared.  It is critical to fully define your requirements before you sit down to evaluate an outsourcing company. Hint: Start with your desired end result in mind.  Ask yourself, “What does an exceptional experience and partnership look like to me?” These five questions will get you started on your away to evaluating the right arrangement for your business.

B&V Reinforces Alternative Water Supply Expertise in Western U.S.

New position’s focus on water reuse applications will benefit clients in scarcity-challenged areas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of alternative water supply projects aimed at ensuring water resilience and security, has named Dr. Jeff Neemann as a Client Director based in southern California. Neemann will have primary responsibility for meeting client needs in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities.

The New Fuso eCanter

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The Fuso Canter E-Cell is now the Fuso eCanter. The new name represents the third generation of the world's first fully electric-powered light truck, and the small-scale production run is an important step on the way to full production. Technically, the eCanter is radically different from its predecessor and benefits from the extensive findings of customer trials with the second generation and the reduced costs of battery and component technology.

Green Builder Media's September/October 2016 Digital Issue is Now Available

Testing Tradition
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Testing Tradition

This year's building science issue takes a closer look at envelopes, insulation and multi-zone heating and cooling. Learn which products and assembly details most impact overall energy performance.

Here's a sample of what's inside:

"We cannot go down the path of having homes that use very little energy, but are not healthy or safe to live in. We have to do both, and we need tools that let people know they are doing the right thing, so they can try out different approaches."

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