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Sep 05

If the candidates can stop just long enough to stop slinging mud we could maybe get back to the issues on everyones minds. For me the environment ranks at the top as I believe it drives the economy. Case in point look at the effect of higher gas. That being said I found this article very interesting. The most telling stat "Sen. Joe Biden, whose rating by the League of Conservation Voters is identical to Obama's: both voted for the environment 67 percent of the time in 2007. McCain's rating by the league is zero for last year"

Jul 23

Some of you may be familar with a plan by oil baron T. Boone Pickens to increase wind production to remove the need for natural gas as a source of electricity. The question is will he get the support, and does it make sense?

Jul 15

Some big retailers are promoting compact fluorescent light bulbs as a way to save energy. But improper disposal of the bulbs creates a hazard, because they contain small amounts of mercury.

Jul 03

Oil is set to hit eclipse $150 a barrel. The New York Times reported yesterday that Natural Gas is set for a 40% spike. How will this affect where we live and how we live?

Jun 24

As a builder I cant help but be impacted by the constant deluge of bad news. Crude oil increases impact our business from the materials that we use to the transportation of people to jobs. Declines in housing starts and house values decrease margins and economies of scale. Is there a bright side? Certainly.

Jun 07

Crude oil jumped over $10 a barrel yesterday. The corresponding effect is expected to be $.50cents at the pumps 4 weeks from now. What people aren't noticing is that Natural Gas is increasing along the same lines.

May 05

Previously we discussed improving your health and reducing your environmental impact as 2 of the reasons, now let's look at saving money on your utility bills and ensuring the highest quality construction.

Apr 16

Sorry for not blogging earlier on this. Not an event to be missed. William McDonough Time Hero for the planet in 1999 and author of Cradle to Cradle April 17, 7 p.m. Morrison Center Free Entry

Apr 15

As a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Pilot builder I have the opportunity to communicate openly with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) about the trends seen around the nation in regards to green construction. Yesterday I was part of a Webinar about Green Marketing and I wanted to share some insights from that.

Apr 08

These components individually do not necessarily mean greater efficiency, BUT when you combine these factors together the process improves DRAMATICALLY.

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