January 2010 Table of Contents

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Team Solar Team Solar

The 2009 competition was a proving ground for a number of new solar-energy-generating products and materials. Read more

Product Review: Clothes Washers Product Review: Clothes Washers

Special cycles, smart sensors, and new designs help the latest crop of washers save more energy and water than ever before. Read more

Case Study: Net-Zero Home in Lewisville, Texas, Sets High-Performance Standard Case Study: Net-Zero Home in Lewisville, Texas, Sets High-Performance Standard

GreenCraft Builders' latest Texas project blends well with its 60s-era neighborhood, while its high-performance features push the boundaries of modern sustainability. Read more

Case Study: EarthCraft-Certified Atlanta Remodel Case Study: EarthCraft-Certified Atlanta Remodel

A savvy homeowner and a green-tuned remodeling team transform a tiny Georgia bungalow into an efficient, family-friendly home. Read more

Solar Deathlon Teams Showcase Cutting-Edge Photovoltaic Technologies Solar Deathlon Teams Showcase Cutting-Edge Photovoltaic Technologies

The 2009 competition was a proving ground for a number of new solar-energy-generating products and materials. Read more

Product Review: Sheathing Product Review: Sheathing

Plywood vs. OSB: Which is the greener sheathing choice? Read more

Builders’ Show Green Finds IBS 2009 Builders’ Show Green Finds

Four of the Builders' Show's many eco-friendly products. Read more

Legal Advice for Green Builders

Use caution when touting the environmental attributes of your homes. Read more

USGBC Connects Green-Minded Pros, Consumers Online

Green Home Guides online tool offers consumers direct access to information and contractors. Read more

Coming Soon: National Gypsum's Phase-Changing Drywall Coming Soon: National Gypsum's Phase-Changing Drywall

ThermalCore panels moderate interior temperature fluctuations and act as a thermal mass. Read more

GE Testing Smart Grid-Enabled Appliances GE Testing Smart Grid-Enabled Appliances

Kitchen and laundry equipment will communicate between the utility and the homeowner to ensure appliances are operating at the optimum time of day. Read more

California Adopts Nation's First Green Building Code

Residential requirements, which go into effect in 2011, include water-conserving fixtures, smart irrigation controllers, and jobsite waste reduction. Read more

Commentary: Behind the Brands Commentary: Behind the Brands

Manufacturers are moving beyond labels to truly expand their green-building expertise. Read more

Building Science: Demystifying Indoor Air Quality Building Science: Demystifying Indoor Air Quality

Combat indoor air pollution through these simple strategies. Read more

New + Notable

New products for sustainable homes, including a heat pump water heater, coconut tiles, low-flow toilets, and reflective roofing. Read more

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