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Green Building Quickly Moving Mainstream

Preliminary results of a McGraw-Hill Construction/National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey indicated that there was a 20% increase in 2005 among those in the home building community who are focusing their attention on green, environmentally- responsible building, which is expected to increase by another 30% this year.


Decorative Concrete Stains Made from Bio-Based Building Materials

Eco Safety Products recently added a new concrete stain using bio-based building materials and technology.


Megola Joins the Canada Green Building Council

Megola Inc, a leading environmental solution provider in physical water treatment, microbiological control, wastewater treatment and air purification, announced that it has joined the newly formed Canada Green Building Council.


Owens Corning Awarded GREENGUARD Certification

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute announced today that Owens Corning is the first insulation manufacturer to qualify for their stringent new GREENGUARD Product Emission Standard for Children and Schools.


Rain Gardens Prevent Runoff and Water Pollution

Properly designed "rain gardens" can effectively trap and retain up to 99 percent of common pollutants in urban storm runoff, potentially improving water quality and promoting the conversion of some pollutants into less harmful compounds, according to new research scheduled for publication in the Feb.


"Building Green" TV show on PBS

The first of its kind to hit television, ‘Building Green’ is a new home improvement program about building gorgeous homes that are healthier, more energy efficient and better for the environment.


Mitchell Joachim's Fab Tree Hab Living Home

Mitchell Joachim, part of the MIT Media Lab's Smart Cities Group, along with ecological engineer Lara Greden and architect Javier Arbona, have proposed a system of homes that are actually a living ecosystem.


Green Materials Can Create a Healthy House

Using "green" materials when building or remodeling a home can be better for your health and the environment.



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