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    Yes, U.S. Oil and Gas Production Is Increasing, but Energy Efficiency Is Still the Number One Resource

    A variety of recent articles have trumpeted how U.S. oil and gas production is up. For example, Daniel Yergin, in a New York Timesop ed, notes that U.S. oil production has increased 1.6 million barrels per day since 1998 and that a further 0.6 million barrel increase may be possible this year. He also notes how shale gas is now 37% of U.S. production, up from 2% a dozen years ago. And he quotes President Obama as saying that shale gas development had by 2010 supported 600,000 jobs (this includes direct, indirect and induced jobs). EIA notes that U.S. oil production in the first quarter of 2012 is at the highest level since 1998. These increases are largely driven by advances in hydraulic

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    A First in the United States, Unity College Opens TerraHaus – Passive House Dorm

    A First in the United States, Unity College Opens TerraHaus Sacramento Bee The occasion was the ribbon cutting to commemorate the first college residence hall in the United States built to the Passive House standard, the highest international standard for energy efficiency. TerraHaus at Unity College in Unity, Maine, … and more

    • May


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    Are You Sure Your Building is Certified?

    If you ever question the value of green building certification, run a search for press releases touting LEED certification for new projects. I see hundreds of these releases every week. But if you are purchasing a LEED building or space, how can you ensure that it truly is LEED certified?

    Fidelity National Financial (FNF) created the LEED Project Certification Data Report(LEED Report) to address this issue. The LEED Report allows parties to “obtain data regarding a LEED project’s certification status” for $1500 per project.

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    The South Could Save Billions With Energy Efficiency

    DURHAM, North Carolina, April 13, 2010 (ENS) – Energy-efficiency measures in the southern United States could save consumers $41 billion on their energy bills, open 380,000 new jobs, and save 8.6…

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    USGBC’s Green Home Guide Beta

    Many of us are familiar with the LEED rating system from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), which is a third party green building rating system for commercial and residential buildings. The LEED rating system has been adopted by the U.S. government and is used with all new construction and major renovation of federal Related posts: Remodel, Reuse, Renew and Restore with the RE-Store – Green Home Furnishings Green Materials for Eco Friendly Design – Sustainable Materials and Green Building Products Plyboo Bamboo Plywood and Durapalm Palm Tree Sustainable Flooring

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    Standard 189.1 to Provide a Strong Foundation for High-Performance Green Buildings

    ATLANTA —A new standard for the design of high-performance green buildings is set to revolutionize the building industry. Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S.

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Costs of Custom Homes

The first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a 3000 sqft custom home in the Atlanta, GA. market?  The first thing you have to calculate is the square footage you want.  Once you have that, the numbers below give you a good starting point.

Adjusted Square Foot Calculation:

New Construction: