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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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Top sustainability trends in 2013 - Construction Week Online

Construction Week Online Top sustainability trends in 2013 Construction Week Online Commercial as well as private buildings will begin to incorporate green design elements in their construction in order to limit the amount of damage they do to the...
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Green Celebrity Homes. Oh the excitement

Green Celebrity Homes. Oh the excitement | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Celebrities building green, environmentally friendly homes inspire homeowners Green Celebrity Network Celebrities building green, environmentally friendly homes are being lauded for making sustainable lifestyle efforts.
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Green buildings can help encourage green behavior | gallondaily

More support showing awareness matters and sustainable design can have an impact on behavioral changes towards positive healthier living. Recently published research indicates that sustainable buildings may encourage more environmental behavior among their occupants.
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Guest Post: Misconceptions About Building Green - Green Building Elements

Guest Post: Misconceptions About Building Green - Green Building Elements | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Guest Post: Misconceptions About Building Green Green Building Elements There are some additional costs during the construction phase of building green. But the operational and maintenance cost of a green-built home are significantly less.
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Green Building Trends for 2013 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain

Green Building Trends for 2013 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Among the top 10 trends is an increasing focus on retrofits, water, net-zero, and avoiding red-list chemicals.
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Rochester Memorial School recognized as high performing 'green' building - Wicked Local

Rochester Memorial School recognized as high performing 'green' building - Wicked Local | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Rochester Memorial School recognized as high performing 'green' building Wicked Local “Massachusetts School Building Authority has been a strong supporter of sustainable building design throughout the years, and we are thrilled that our schools and...
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DEWA's Sustainable Building attracts visitors at WFES 2013 - AME Info

DEWA's Sustainable Building attracts visitors at WFES 2013 - AME Info | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
AME Info DEWA's Sustainable Building attracts visitors at WFES 2013 AME Info The Supreme Council's pavilion showcased Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA's) Sustainable Building, the first green building built for the public sector in the...
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Green buildings do actually provide cost savings - gulfnews.com

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 buildings.
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Seattle AIA on way to 2030 Energy Challenge

Seattle AIA on way to 2030 Energy Challenge | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
  AIA Seattle, the Seattle Chapter of American Institute of Architects (#sustainable #design more critical than ever - establish yourself as a leader http://t.co/DzRyDvw0 #architecture #building @arch2030)...
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Seattle AIA on their way to meet the 2030 Energy Challenge of being carbon-neutral in 2030 (using no fossil fuel GHG emitting energy to operate). For more check out architecture2030.org and join the mission.

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Innovative Green Architecture From Across The Globe - Greener Ideal

Innovative Green Architecture From Across The Globe http://t.co/tS8y7EFJ #sustainable #greenbuild #construction #LEED
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Archeworks Education in Architectural Sustainable Design | Chicago

Archeworks Education in Architectural Sustainable Design | Chicago | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Archeworks is a Chicago organization that educates professionals in socially and ecologically sustainable design. But what exactly does that mean?
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The Best Green Architecture on Earth - Solar Feeds

The Best Green Architecture on Earth - Solar Feeds | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Green architecture is a growing sector and examples can be drawn from across the globe. Those with a desire to 'go green' and embrace environmentally friendly influences are attracted to this method of construction for a ...
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Developers braced for 'green' building codes in Washington DC

Developers braced for 'green' building codes in Washington DC | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Developers braced for 'green' building codes in Washington DCSustainable Business OregonWashington D.C.
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Love the concept they're trying for here - to implement policy wide in DC better building code standards. In order to make the most impact on our local, regional and international methods we must move these ideas to the legislative levels.

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The Design Implications of President Obama’s Commitment to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy

The Design Implications of President Obama’s Commitment to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
This past Monday, President Obama made climate change and sustainable energy the focal points of his Inaugural Address. Getting the word out!
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US Welcomes New Green Building Standard - DesignBuild Source

US Welcomes New Green Building Standard - DesignBuild Source | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
New standards from New standards developed for housing industry including renovation standards and scoring including energy and efficiency of existing buildings. Great progress but is it enough? DesignBuild Source US Welcomes New Green Building Standard DesignBuild Source The American National Standards Institute has approved the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), which was developed by the International Code Council
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Green, Beautiful & in Control - Not Just an Eco House w/ Sustainable Architecture

http://www.control4.com/ - We're here in Silicon Valley, home to countless Hi-Tech inventions, so it's no surprise that we found a house here that is so cutt...
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In Rural Minnesota, a 70-Acre Lab for Sustainable Living

In Rural Minnesota, a 70-Acre Lab for Sustainable Living | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Imagine a house that can go without heating for two days in a bitterly cold winter. Or a greenhouse with what may be the largest hot-air solar panel array in North America. (Looking for sustainable building guidance?
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ANSI Approves Next Generation of the ICC 700 National Green ...

The resulting ICC 700 National Green Building Standard is the first and only residential green building rating system to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
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U.S. Government Seeing Big Savings From Green Buildings - Greentech Media

U.S. Government Seeing Big Savings From Green Buildings - Greentech Media | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Greentech Media U.S. Government Seeing Big Savings From Green Buildings The U.S. Treasury has always been a place where people could find something green, but this time the term is not referring to money.
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Designers, planners to tackle building health, efficiency - Charleston Gazette

Designers, planners to tackle building health, efficiency - Charleston Gazette | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Designers, planners to tackle building health, efficiency Charleston Gazette.
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China set to build world's tallest building…and it's green - Responding to Climate Change

China set to build world's tallest building…and it's green - Responding to Climate Change | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Responding 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, the Chinese firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) is now looking to...
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Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition: A Practical Guide for ...

Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition: A Practical Guide for ... | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human ...
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A great resource for builders looking to incorporate healthy living concepts into their buildings.

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Green Design Predictions for 2013

Green Design Predictions for 2013 | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Read what the leading green building and design pundits are predicting for the coming year of 2013.
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Coal Giant Drops Claim That it is 'the Global Leader in Clean Energy Solutions' - New York Times (blog)

Coal Giant Drops Claim That it is 'the Global Leader in Clean Energy Solutions' - New York Times (blog) | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Coal Giant Drops Claim That it is 'the Global Leader in Clean Energy Solutions' New York Times (blog) Peabody Energy, the biggest private-sector coal company in the world, has removed the claim that it is “the global leader in...
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Hansha Reflection House: Modern Timber Structure

Hansha Reflection House: Modern Timber Structure | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
The Hansha Reflection House has a very unique location: it is situated at the entrance of Misakimizube Koen, which is one of the most picturesque parks overlooking the lake and surrounded by Sakura trees.
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