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  • Lakesideca News

    We Now Have a Chance to Get Serious About Recycling

    A global plastic waste crisis is building, with major implications for health and the environment. Under its so-called “National Sword” policy, China has sharply reduced imports of foreign scrap materials.…

  • Guest Blogs

    Zero Energy Ready Homes Gain Ground

    This post originally appeared at the ACEEE blog. The push toward efficient, high-performance buildings has involved both technologies and programs. At the biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings…

  • Musings of an Energy Nerd

    Building with Cob and Straw

    There are two camps in the green building world. One camp — the one focusing on energy efficiency — gets most of the world’s attention. The other camp — natural…

  • Lakesideca News

    Production of Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Bogs Down

    By now, production of Tesla's Solar Roof shingles at a giant new factory in Buffalo, New York, should have been in full swing. But problems on the assembly line and…

  • Guest Blogs

    The Plastics Recycling Challenge

    Synthetic plastics have made many aspects of modern life cheaper, safer, and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure out how to get rid of them after we use…

  • Lakesideca News

    Make It Right Foundation Faces a Lawsuit

    After Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, a foundation created by actor Brad Pitt stepped in to help with rebuilding efforts in a neighborhood that had been particularly hard…

  • Guest Blogs

    Home Buyers Face Stacked Deck to Learn of Past Floods

    You worked hard. You saved up a down payment. You bought your dream home in a good neighborhood with good schools. You finally “made it.” And then one day your…

  • Guest Blogs

    Flatrock Passive: A Garden and a Sun Shade

    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of blogs by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province built to…

  • Q&A Spotlight

    Coping With High Humidity and Mold

    Moses Draper and his family are spending their first summer in their new house in southern Vermont. The 1,200-square-foot house is well insulated and very tight, so the summer should…

  • Lakesideca News

    Essayists Pen Their Way to a New Home

    A New York City couple will be moving into a new, high-performance house in Rutland, Vermont, later this year after winning an essay contest sponsored by a Vermont electric utility…