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  • AIA SPP Small Project Design Competition 2016 Pop-Up Project: Tactical Urbanism – Creating Place APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2016, 4:59 PM EST The AIA Small Project Practitioners invites architects and architecture students...

  • Using an EEM to install energy efficiency up front means that while paying the same or less each month to the mortgage rather than to the utility bill, that money, instead of going “up the chimney” in heating or electricity bills, goes...

  • Matthew, The following reports below should answer most of the questions regarding the value added from green building. http://www.worldgbc.org/files/1513/6608/0674/Business_Case_For_Green_Building_Report_WEB_2013-04-11.pdf http://www.worldgbc.org/files/8613/6295/6420/World_Green_Building_Trends_SmartMarket_Report_2013.pdf...

  • Sandra Adromatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, adomatis@hotmail.com , has done a good bit of research on the issue and just gave a lecture about this subject at the NAHB convention and offered to answer questions about it. She indicated...

  • Don't these kinds of mortgages just saddle those who can least afford it with more debt? They borrow against the energy cost savings over the "useful life" of the energy savings measure. This is likely to be longer than most people stay in their houses...

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  • Update #4 from the field in China [Paul Okamoto squeezes in one last sketch from the roof terrace on the morning of our departure from Xizhou] We bid farewell to the Linden Centre on Saturday as we made our way towards the very much...

  • Update 3 below: ------------- Friday was a big day for our 21 person delegation as we trekked to Dali University for introductions, presentations, and discussion with the staff and students of its architecture department. The architecture...

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  • Update no. 2 from the road below ------------------ By horse cart, by boat, by bumpy bus ride: Thursday offered up a wealth of transportation options to our many destinations, starting with a tour of Xizhou Village and ending with lakeside...

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  • Greetings from Yunnan! Our delegation of 21 have already experienced so much during our first three days here, including an extremely early morning flight from Beijing to Lijiang, discussing program activities and goals during a five hour layover...

  • Over the next two weeks, delegates of the Housing Knowledge Community trip will be sending correspondence so we can follow them on their trip. Simon Ha, one of the delegates who arrived early in China, sent some early photos and an article he...

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