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September 25, 2014 Edition
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There was a show of climate solidarity in the streets, around the world, which really got leaders' attention.

China's air pollution problem has grown to mythic proportions and at last it appears the country's leadership is taking air pollution seriously. But how much can they do, and how quickly?

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Climate Change Takes to the Streets  It has been a big week for climate awareness.  On Tuesday, the United Nations hosted a landmark Climate Summit in New York City, attended by over 125 world leaders.  While the Summit didn’t result in a definitive plan for international carbon emission reductions, it was a clear indication of the growing urgency for sustainable solutions and a comprehensive global strategy. Then, there was a show of climate solidarity in the streets, around the world, which really got leaders' attention. 

Do Your Buyers Even Know What a Net Zero Home Is? New research shows consumers have a very limited understanding of terms common in the construction industry. Take the latest, greatest thing out there: net-zero homes. Exciting stuff, confusing terminology. It's time to start talking to your home buyers in terms they can understand.

Will "Airpocalypse" in China Prompt Changes? China's air pollution problem has grown to mythic proportions and at last it appears the country's leadership is taking air pollution seriously. But how much can they do, and how quickly? 

Do Voluntary Codes Work?  While it's true the IgCC exists, the only existing low-rise residential path is the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), a points-based green building program managed by NAHB. To date, only 3 of the 40,000+ jurisdictions in the United States have adopted the NGBS. Here's what needs to happen to change this code ennui. 

Share Your House, Make Some Money  Hip, web-based services are helping second homes remain occupied when owners are not using them, bringing in extra cash for homeowners. Here's how to use them.

Plummeting Cost of Solar Moves the Adoption Needle Now that innovation and information have gone global, big oil and big government won’t be able to stifle the coming of the Solar Age.

Green Goings-On Looking to network with like-minded, green building professionals? Check out our Green Goings On listing, which is regularly updated with information about important upcoming green conferences and events.

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