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How healthy is your home? The idea of a healthy home seems so simple but what does it really mean? Let's talk about how to make healthy homes in Chicago, Illinois 60614 · http://healthyhomeschicago.com
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What Buyers Want in a Green Home

What Buyers Want in a Green Home | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
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heating and cooling costs are a common buyer interest but trending too for younger buyers is the cost to commute

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An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

Via Lauren Moss
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Pre-fab + net zero + affordable = new housing development model

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Green building lifecycle costs can be reduced to 12 to 18 month ROI

Green building lifecycle costs can be reduced  to 12 to 18 month ROI | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Construction Week Online Green building lifecycle costs can be reduced Construction Week Online Adnan Sharafi, Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates/GBC) chairman said: "The construction industry in the region is witnessing robust growth, and...
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If they're concerned about energy in Abu Dhabi then this must be real. The statement seems very optimistic and I've not researched this but the article is claiming a 12 to 18 month ROI on sustainable building products. 

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How Energy Efficient Homes are paving the way for the future

How Energy Efficient Homes are paving the way for the future | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

At that time, the value of distinct genuine estate properties had been decreased by an common of $ 10,000 and the housing industry was crashing. In simple ...

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Build Green to Save Green: The Lure of LEED in Senior Housing - Senior Housing News

Build Green to Save Green: The Lure of LEED in Senior HousingSenior Housing NewsThe healthy building trend can be seen almost anywhere nowadays.
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Building senior housing with healthy sustainable concepts and a look at why.

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Healthy Homes Bill Fails - Scoop.co.nz

Healthy Homes Bill Fails - Scoop.co.nz | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
A bill intended to bring in minimum standards for rental housing has not passed its first reading.
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The idea of improving standards for all housing types should be applauded. The idea of applying the healthy homes principles to the rental market is one I've had for a long time. Kudos for the efforts. 

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Sustainable Modern Home Conversion in California: Temple Hills Residence | Sqezy

Sustainable Modern Home Conversion in California: Temple Hills Residence | Sqezy | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Sustainable Modern Home Conversion in California: Temple Hills Residence http://t.co/VtaZkM0njk #architecture
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Four Healthy Homes Lifestyle Categories to Consider When Going Green

Four Healthy Homes Lifestyle Categories to Consider When Going Green | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
I have started to organized my thoughts on how to start going towards a fully healthy lifestyle by breaking down my healthy home choices into four separate categories which should be considered whe...
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Reposted from our Green Real Estate blog site. Follow me there too!

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British construction companies amongst keenest to invest in sustainable buildings

British construction companies amongst keenest to invest in sustainable buildings | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Green building practices are becoming the norm across the globe, with Singapore and the UK setting the best examples, according to a new poll.
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Is the US willing to shift our building practices towards a more healthy sustainable design path? We can do better than 65% but Britain is moving it forward. Let's get going here at home.

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In India, A “Universal Town” Has Become A Green Building Lab ...

In India, A “Universal Town” Has Become A Green Building Lab ... | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

In southern India, a community founded with a spiritual purpose has become a bit of a test bed for green building.

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