Summer 2008 Table of Contents

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New + Notable: Solar Panels, Bark Siding, and More Product Spotlight New + Notable: Solar Panels, Bark Siding, and More

Green building products from Huvco, Highland Craftsmen, Morso, and more. Read more

Smart Steps to Water-Conserving Landscaping Smart Steps to Water-Conserving Landscaping

Smart steps to water-conserving landscapes. Read more

Residential Photovoltaic Systems Continue to Improve Residential Photovoltaic Systems Continue to Improve

Today’s photovoltaics are smaller, more efficient, less expensive, and better looking than ever. Read more

Certified Lumber Bodies Battle For Identity, Recognition Certified Lumber Bodies Battle For Identity, Recognition

Lumber certification groups battle for identity and brand recognition. Read more

Leading by Example Leading by Example

The White House continues to make sustainability a priority. Read more

Overlook Clipper Mill LEED-Silver Homes in Baltimore Bring Contemporary Style to an Historic Mill Overlook Clipper Mill LEED-Silver Homes in Baltimore Bring Contemporary Style to an Historic Mill

A touch of contemporary design and sustainability revitalizes a historic site in Charm City. Read more

Coming soon | Super-Efficient Windows

Serious Materials, which recently acquired window innovator Alpen Energy Group, is tackling the wall’s most inefficient component with a new line of windows boasting unit R-values of 5 to 15. The company achieved this level, which is significantly higher than the R-2.5 to R-3 of a typical double-pane, low-E window, by reinventing the glass, the spacers, and the frame, says CEO Kevin Surace. Read more

Hawaii to Require Solar Hot Water Hawaii to Require Solar Hot Water

Islands pass first state law requiring solar water heaters on new homes. Read more

Interchangeable Facades Add Efficiency and Variety to Fort Irwin Project Spotlight Interchangeable Facades Add Efficiency and Variety to Fort Irwin

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

Making Energy and Water a Priority Making Energy and Water a Priority

When Al Gore proposed the idea last month that the U.S. could supply 100% of its energy needs with alternative sources within 10 years, he may have been overly optimistic with his statement, but not with his goals. Read more

Magical Matrix: Pharos Project Provides Rating System for Green Products Magical Matrix: Pharos Project Provides Rating System for Green Products

Ask green building professionals what their biggest challenge is, and they’ll probably point to the difficulty in making product selections. Read more

Building Science: Optimum Wall Sections Building Science: Optimum Wall Sections

Performance requirements for wood-framed wall systems have changed considerably. Here’s how to meet today’s conditions and set new standards. Read more

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