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  • Affordable, Green Homes with DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and Enterprise Green Communities October 27, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. (ET) Register Since it can often be cost-prohibitive to substantially upgrade homes, integrating energy ...

  • I agree that "connecting the dots" on the "why" of the intensity of these storms and fires needs to be made. We need to ask or demand these questions be answered. I believe some, small progress is being made, abet in not the biggest media outlets as ...

  • Greetings All, Don posted a useful site. The science is available and advancing. The legal system is beginning to integrate the science. If you happen to pay taxes and are concerned about the global competitiveness and solvency of our Nation read ...

  • Seems like a good tool, Don - thanks for posting the information... ------------------------------ Andrew Cronan AIA Senior Vice-president Guernsey Tingle Architects Williamsburg VA ------------------------------

  • Dear Susan and Betsey, I whole-heartedly agree that advocacy on these issues is important. I would encourage you to write an op-ed in your local paper, your voice is one that needs to be heard by a larger audience!  As architects, our voices carry ...

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  • Hello COTE Community! In all of the happenings of the month you may have missed this one item. On June 22, 2016, President Obama said “Here in America, folks should have ...

  • Scientists predict that extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent and destructive. For instance late last year, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world so far, decimated central island cities in the Philippines. Recent ...

  • Read original article here . (Image by SXC) Our bodies are covered in skin that helps protect and regulate our internal temperature levels. In a similar fashion, a building’s envelope protects its internal functions and acts as a transitional ...

  • Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It brings to mind a new blog series called “ Building as Unusual ” by Geekie-Award-winning digital ...

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  • ( View original article at the Coverings Blog ) Ceramic tile has been a popular building material for over 4,000 years. It played a prominent role in the history of building construction from the oldest pyramids in Egypt to the tile mosaics of ...

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