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  • Modular Building Goes Mainstream in Storm-Ravaged Areas

    Factory-built homes engineered for coastal conditions are taking off in towns devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Reverse Engineering

    Modeling future scenarios in an ongoing energy crisis.

  • New Research May Lead to Changes for Residential Lighting

    Scientists study new data on the influence of modern, artificially lit environments on human biology and behavior.

  • Case Study: Prefab House Doesn't Skimp on Style or Sustainability

    Connecticut timber-frame dwelling shows that prefab construction can offer all of the design flexibility of a site-built custom home.

  • 2011 Evergreen Awards Ecommercial New Construction Winner

    Kroon Hall, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, by Centerbrook Architects and Planners and Hopkins Architects.

  • EPA Issues Fines for Lead Rule Violations

    Window World of St. Louis agreed to pay a $19,529 civil penalty for failing to provide information--i.e., the agency's "Renovate Right" brochure--to "at least 20" owners and residents of properties built before 1978.

  • Town Officials Meet To Discuss Energy Conservation

    Aug. 6--WEST HARTFORD -- Representatives from two dozen Hartford-area communities explored energy conservation methods and shared tips Wednesday at a conference on cutting utility costs and using more energy generated by hydropower, wind farms and other renewable resources.

  • Conn. Receives $15.4m in Federal Stimulus Funding for Energy Projects

    Jun. 25--The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday it released $15.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Connecticut.

  • Seven principles of green building

    The first time I remember hearing about green building was in the early-'70s, when a perfect blend of hippie culture and rising oil costs resulted in, among other things, houses called "earth ships" that incorporated wall systems made from old tires filled with dirt. But also, through some hits and...

  • Lighting energy consumption

    These days, there is an increasing emphasis on making everything we do sustainable. Competition in the marketplace has taken us well beyond LEED, and in order to be “greener” than one's rivals, it helps to be able to embrace as many life cycle and environmental issues as one can. Architect William...