FEATURE ARTICLE

Solar Thermal Hot Water, Heating, and Cooling

By creating heat instead of electricity, solar thermal achieves three times the efficiency of photovoltaics at a lower price.

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Green Building News

Composting Is Winner in Food Waste Disposal Study

What's the greenest way to deal with food waste? If you really can't eat it, compost it.

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Want a Net-Zero Home? Be a Net-Zero Family

A superinsulated house with PV is a great start, but whether you achieve net-zero depends on how you live in it.

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International Passive House Institute Drops U.S. Affiliate

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Judge Dismisses Gifford Case Against USGBC, LEED

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Evergreen Solar Files for Bankruptcy

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New Energy Star Standards for Dishwashers and Furnaces

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Obama Administration Plans for Greener Electronics

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Climate Change Could Double Need for Flood Insurance

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Students Move into "Largest Net-Zero Community" in U.S.

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Coal's Star Falling; Natural Gas on Upswing

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New Method for Harvesting Electricity from Waste Heat

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Voluntary EPA Program Fails to Protect Children from Chemicals

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New Guide Tries to Make Building Performance Tracking Easier

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USGBC Take Step Toward Performance Transparency

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Product News & Reviews

The World's Most Efficient Solar Thermal Collector?

The Ritter XL solar thermal system combines the most efficient technology to generate hot water for commercial, multifamily, and district heating.

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Porous Plus: Eco-Tek Pavers Include Regional Slag

Eco-Tek porous pavers offer recycled and regional content in addition to stormwater management.

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Lightweight Drywall: More from Less

New lightweight drywall achieves up to 30% weight savings, easing installer fatigue and reducing transportation energy costs.

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From the Editors

EBN Resources to Support the Classroom and the Syllabus

Interface Chairman Ray Anderson Remembered

BackPage Primer

PBT Chemicals-Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxic

You've heard of persistent toxic chemicals, and bioaccumulation, but what do these things really mean, and what do they do?

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September 2011

Volume 20, Number 9

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