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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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The Sustainable Home: The Essential Guide to Eco Building, Renovation and Decoration

The Sustainable Home: The Essential Guide to Eco Building, Renovation and Decoration | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Sustainable living is gaining in popularity as people develop an ever-greater commitment to preserving the Earth's resources.
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This looks like a great reference to research Category 1 and 2 products related to green and sustainable indoor fixtures and products for the home. Give me your review.

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Affordable net zero: foam in, air conditioning out

Affordable net zero: foam in, air conditioning out | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
By prioritizing energy minimization, and taking a pragmatic approach to materials and insulation, client Dr. Jung Soik and architect Yang Soo-in of Lifethin...
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Sustainable Housing Complex in Verona, Italy by Studio Alberto Apostoli | Sqezy

Sustainable Housing Complex in Verona, Italy by Studio Alberto Apostoli | Sqezy | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Sustainable Housing Complex in Verona, Italy by Studio Alberto Apostoli http://t.co/j600KvMwvR #architecture
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90 by 50 plan could reduce New York City's emissions by 90% by 2050

90 by 50 plan could reduce New York City's emissions by 90% by 2050 | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
The Urban Green Council's radical proposal would rebuild the city and make it almost carbon-free.
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BUILDUP | The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings

BUILDUP | The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
RT @GlobalBuildings: Discover World #Architecture News' choice as #Sustainable #Building of the Year http://t.co/128Lkvbk
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Building smart cities

Building smart cities | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
According to the UN, two out of three people will be living in towns and cities by 2030. Cities consume the most energy and produce the most CO2 emissions.
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2030 people! Let's get going here....

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How to find out if the air in your home is making you sick - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

How to find out if the air in your home is making you sick - The San Luis Obispo Tribune | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
How to find out if the air in your home is making you sick The San Luis Obispo Tribune These experts have teamed up with the San Luis Obispo County Planning Department to put on a series of monthly healthy home clinics to get homeowners the latest...
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MoMA PS1: News: EXPO 1: NEW YORK Rockaway Call for Ideas

Architecture friends: @MoMAPS1 & @MuseumModernArt call for ideas to create sustainable waterfront http://t.co/eRsy0oX8 @klausbiesenbach
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A Healthy Texas Home Takes a Healthy House Oath - Houzz

A Healthy Texas Home Takes a Healthy House Oath - Houzz | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
The catch was a multipage “healthy house contract,” according to Elkins, that laid out material restrictions for Pilgrim Building Company to adhere to, right down to what kind of wiring could be used.
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DesignBuild rolls out interactive sustainable products showcase in 2013 - Architecture and Design

DesignBuild rolls out interactive sustainable products showcase in 2013 - Architecture and Design | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
DesignBuild rolls out interactive sustainable products showcase in 2013 Architecture and Design The concept behind the area in the exhibition is to showcase high performing, quality products and materials in one area so that architects, building...
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States with a green thumb - Sustainable Industries

States with a green thumb - Sustainable Industries | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Sustainable Industries States with a green thumb Sustainable Industries The state's leadership in green building – from the state house to city halls – has helped propel Illinois into the 5th spot on USGBC's Top 10 LEED states – coming only behind...
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We still have renters to thank for healthier housing market - Fortune (blog)

We still have renters to thank for healthier housing market - Fortune (blog) | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Fortune (blog) We still have renters to thank for healthier housing market Fortune (blog) They are overwhelmingly building for renters, not buyers.
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Sustainable Architecture Blog: Should we retrofit or rebuild Britain's housing stock?

Sustainable Architecture Blog: Should we retrofit or rebuild Britain's housing stock? | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Sustainable Architecture Blog: Should we retrofit or rebuild Britain’s housing stock? (Should we retrofit or rebuild Britain’s housing stock?
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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Gensler has more than 3,000 professionals in 41 locations around the world and has managed to make their mark with sustaianble architecture, with their designs making a regular apperance on Inhabitat.
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Seamless and sustainable architecture in Big Sur, California

Seamless and sustainable architecture in Big Sur, California | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Even the most ardent greenie would be hard-pressed to critisize the seamless landscape integration of this home design! Set into the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, this...
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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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China to push for green building in 2014 | Eco-Business.com

China to push for green building in 2014 | Eco-Business.com | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
According to a Xinhua report, an official from the National Development and Reform Commission has announced that the government will implement a green building code, including energy-saving standards, which ...
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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
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Report Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper Than Gas and Coal in Australia

Report Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper Than Gas and Coal in Australia | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that electricity from renewables is cheaper than that from coal or gas plants in Australia.
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6 Simple Ways to Make Your Life Even Greener

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Life Even Greener | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
If we all commit to a few simple, eco-friendly life changes, we can make a profound difference in the planet's health. Here's to a green 2013!
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Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture

Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern architecture.
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New housing starts expected to rise - Chicago Daily Herald

New housing starts expected to rise - Chicago Daily Herald | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
New housing starts expected to rise to meet demand. Residential construction in the Chicago area is seeing "fairly healthy growth, especially when you consider that housing starts in 2012 were up 31.9 percent over 2011," said Chris Huecksteadt.
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9 Steps to Planning a Healthy Spring Break for You & Your Kids!

9 Steps to Planning a Healthy Spring Break for You & Your Kids! | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
By Alexandra Zissu, Editorial Director Over the next few weeks, the majority of school-aged children will go on spring break.
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Fed Replacing LEED as Preferred Certification for Green Buildings?

A review of certification systems has commentators worried that the government may weaken its green building requirements for federal buildings.
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Twitter / TEDxStuttgart: Thorsten Helbig reflecting on sustainable architecture

Thorsten Helbig reflecting on sustainable architecture #TEDxStuttgart http://t.co/9Gfj1QsG
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