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Joe Bousquin

Joe Bousquin

Joe Bousquin is a contributing editor based in Sacramento, Calif.

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Finding Information on Green Resources

Andrew Pace, owner of Safe Building Solutions in Waukesha, Wis., is no stranger to supplying environmentally friendly building materials. In 1993, long before today's green blitz started, Pace began looking for materials that would be healthier to work and live with. Today, one-unit SBS supplies AFM Safecoat paints, biodegradable Nature's Carpet and TimberGrass bamboo flooring, with sales growing 20% annually. Read more

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Tech Trends: The Green Blues

Andrew Pace, owner of Safe Building Solutions in Waukesha, Wis., is no stranger to supplying environmentally friendly building materials. In 1993, long before today's green blitz started, Pace began looking for materials that would be healthier to work and live with. Today, one-unit SBS supplies AFM Safecoat paints, biodegradable Nature's Carpet and TimberGrass bamboo flooring, with sales growing 20% annually. Read more

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Insulation Products Insulation Products

When it comes to green building products, insulation stands out as a natural fit. After all, one of the main tenets of green building is increasing energy efficiency, and long before being green was in vogue, that's always been insulation's primary purpose. Now, with the rush toward all things green in the home building industry, insulation is one of the first categories builders look to when setting out to construct an environmentally friendly home. Read more

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Green Plans Green Plans

It's still not as ubiquitous as WiFi or resident portals, but green technology is beginning to power more multifamily buildings. "We're at the beginning of an upswing when it comes to green building technology and multifamily applications," believes Paula Cino, a senior legislative analyst at the National Multi Housing Council in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on energy and environmental issues. "A lot of people thought [green technology] was out of reach before, but now they're trying it and realizing they can make it work." Read more

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