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  • Interchangeable Facades Add Efficiency and Variety to Fort Irwin

    Interchangeable façades add efficiency and variety to military housing in the vast California desert.

  • Schools, Curriculum Go Green

    The advantages to building a green school are obvious: a healthy, more productive environment for students, faculty, and staff, plus energy and taxpayer savings. But one aspect of a sustainable school that may have been overlooked in the past is the chance to incorporate green into the curriculum...

  • High-efficiency Toilets Minimize Water Use

    The toilet is not something most homeowners want to discuss in much detail, aside from style preferences. Many don't realize that there is another aspect to choosing a toilet: water consumption. According to the EPA, toilets account for approximately 30 percent of indoor water use in the home.

  • Building With Recycled Materials

    For years, there's been a huge global effort to recycle. From aluminum cans to cell phones, Americans are urged to consider recycling rather than just throwing things into the garbage and overloading landfills. But what's the point of all the recycling if there isn't an end use for all that...

  • Selling efficient, sustainable projects to customers.

    Once you've challenged yourself to be the greenest remodeler you can be, the next challenge is: How do you sell efficient, sustainable projects to customers? To remodelers making a foray into this niche, we advise leaving the green-wash mentality at the door.