November 2011 Table of Contents

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Product Review: Central Vacuum Systems Product Review: Central Vacuum Systems

Central vacuum systems can remove dust and dirt more effectively than conventional vacuum cleaners, keeping the air and floors a lot cleaner. Read more

Modular Marvel Modular Marvel

A winner in the Greenhouse category of the 2009 Evergreen Awards, LivingHomes prototype house aims for high-efficiency Read more

New + Notable New + Notable

New products for green-built homes, including tankless water heaters, asthma and allergy-friendly paint, and a greywater system. Read more

Solar Decathlon Winner Focuses on Water Conservation Solar Decathlon Winner Focuses on Water Conservation

University of Maryland's design harvests, recycles, and reuses water via built-in wetlands. Read more

Case Study: A Good Neighbor in Minneapolis Case Study: A Good Neighbor in Minneapolis

Modern NGBS-bronze apartment building fits in with its dignified surroundings. Read more

Case Study: Starting Over in the Lower Ninth Ward Case Study: Starting Over in the Lower Ninth Ward

The Make It Right Foundation seeks a better approach to creating sustainable neighborhoods in New Orleans. Read more

Editor's Note: In-no-vate [verb] Editor's Note: In-no-vate [verb]

Innovation is the fuel that keeps our engines running even in the midst of a lingering recession. Read more

Net Zero Certification Program Launched Net Zero Certification Program Launched

The International Living Future Institute's certification program is focused on energy conservation and controlling carbon emissions. Read more

USGBC Expands Materials and Resources Credits USGBC Expands Materials and Resources Credits

Revisions to the LEED rating system will place greater emphasis on Life Cycle Assessment. Read more

Revolutionizing Masonry Products Revolutionizing Masonry Products

Silicon Valley-based CalStar is manufacturing bricks and pavers using a fraction of the energy typically required. Read more

Sarah Susanka Opens Not So Big Showhouse in Illinois Sarah Susanka Opens Not So Big Showhouse in Illinois

The architect's latest project is designed to maximize livability. Read more

Dow Launches Five-Year Home Efficiency Study Dow Launches Five-Year Home Efficiency Study

The Michigan subdivision will gather whole-house performance data. Read more

Case Study: LEED-Platinum Co-op Hits All the Right Notes Case Study: LEED-Platinum Co-op Hits All the Right Notes

Bronx building is the first multifamily project to receive a LEED Innovation point for Active Design. Read more

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