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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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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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Tracking Sustainability in Architecture

Tracking Sustainability in Architecture | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
A chat with William McDonough, Ray Kappe, Glen Small, and others on the history of sustainable architecture.
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USGBC Announces 2013-2014 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. Studying a Healthy Homes Metric! My hopes answered...I hope.

USGBC Announces 2013-2014 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. Studying a Healthy Homes Metric! My hopes answered...I hope. | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
USGBC Announces 2013-2014 Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow. Studying a Healthy Homes Metric! My hopes answered...I hope.
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B.I.O. TECture’s Hybrid Shades Double as Solar Hot Water Collectors

B.I.O. TECture’s Hybrid Shades Double as Solar Hot Water Collectors | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
LA-based B.I.O. TECture is an integrator and manufacturer of unique building-integrated solar hot water collectors that double as shades. (Innovative! Shades on a building double as #Solar hot water collectors.
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Green Building Gone Fraudulent: Home Insulation Marketer Fined $350000 - Triple Pundit

Green Building Gone Fraudulent: Home Insulation Marketer Fined $350000 - Triple Pundit | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Green Washing Gone Fraudulent: Home Insulation Marketer Fined $350000 Triple Pundit. With home energy efficiency retrofits still going strong and proving to be a lucrative business, opportunities for fraud arise as in any sector.
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Industry Leaders Comment on Release of Sustainable Energy in America 2013 ... - Green Building Elements

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China set to build world's tallest building…and it's green ...

China set to build world's tallest building…and it's green ... | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – HealthyHomesChicagoResponding to Climate Change China set to build world's tallest building…and it's green Responding to Climate Change Not content with building a 30 storey skyscraper in 360 hours, ...
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Green Building Trends for 2013 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End ...

Green Building Trends for 2013 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End ... | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Healthy Homes Wellness Project ... In Rural Minnesota, a 70-Acre Lab for Sustainable Living →. Green Building Trends for 2013 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain ... This entry was posted in healthy homes.
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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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Healthy Child introduces our first interactive “Healthy & Safe Nursery” eBook!

Healthy Child introduces our first interactive “Healthy & Safe Nursery” eBook! | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
By Carly Harrill, Healthy Child Healthy World From the paint on the walls, to diaper creams, to crib mattresses, the average baby nursery has become a toxic environment, laced with hundreds of chemicals.
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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Ranked 4th Nationally in US Green Projects

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Ranked 4th in total US Green Projects
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Passive House Institute U.S. Starts Training Builders | Sustainable Architecture + Construction

Passive House Institute U.S. Starts Training Builders | Sustainable Architecture + Construction | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Green Building News A new training program developed and presented by the Passive House. Until recently, PHIUS focused its training sessions on designers and architects — but now it is beginning to focus on builders
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New Report Offers Policymakers Roadmap for Building Resilient Sustainable Cities

New Report Offers Policymakers Roadmap for Building Resilient Sustainable Cities | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Report provides policy guide local officials can use to create jobs, housing and infrastructure needed to turn their cities into hubs of prosperity for residents (Roadmap for Policymakers for Building Resilient Sustainable Cities)
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Energy efficient house will save homeowner hundreds of dollars - WECT-TV6

Energy efficient house will save homeowner hundreds of dollars - WECT-TV6 | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Energy efficient house will save homeowner hundreds of dollars. The innovative pre-cast concrete wall construction method allows contractors to build a healthy, safe, energy efficient, affordable and secure home.
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Green buildings do actually provide cost savings – gulfnews.com ...

Green buildings do actually provide cost savings – gulfnews.com ... | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
gulfnews.com Green buildings do actually provide cost savings gulfnews.com As far as new projects are concerned, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in translating good sustainable designs into sustainable ...
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