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November 6, 2014 Edition
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ANY EXPERIENCED BUILDER can relate to the assertion that every job site requires a part- to full-time traffic cop. At our current location we have over 120 acres and still have no place to park.

Here's an example of a simple, low-cost shelter constructed from cement-filled, foam formed walls reinforced with steel rebar.

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New Developments in the Meadow Remote building sites have some of the same headaches as you'd find in a typical suburban American neighborhood. But like everything in building, there's always a workaround. Check out the latest developments in the meadow.

Sustainable Straight from the Factory This Seattle-based company offers factory- and site-built homes that are sustainable to the last detail. Check out its super compact, flexible models.

Advanced Framing Part of High-Performance Plan Building homes in accordance with RESNET standards is all in a day’s work for David Weekley Homes.The company joined the green building revolution by connecting with Environments for Living (EFL), which uses concepts of building science to build green homes. Here's an inside look at how this builder gets it done.

Trend Watch: The Future of Green Chemistry Mark your calendar for the next Impact Series Webinar: On November 12, President and Chief Technology Officer John C. Warner will talk about how "green chemistry" can reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials at the design stage of a materials process. Sign up for your free seat today!

Distributed Solar in Bangladesh In any ranking of the world's countries from richest to poorest, Bangladesh can reliably be found near the bottom. Yet according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, this South Asian nation of 150+ million people is leading the world in the installation of home-based solar systems. Here's how it's working.

FEMA Recommends Safe Rooms Even supremely well-built structures are vulnerable in the face of hurricanes and tornadoes. Here's an example of a simple, low-cost shelter constructed from cement-filled, foam formed walls reinforced with steel rebar.

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.

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Energy | Environment | Green Infrastructure | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Production & Consumption | Sustainable Living

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