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  • Floating Islands

    With a thick, three-dimensional plastic mesh made from recycled plastic water bottles as their structural base, these artificial islands can be up to an acre in size.

  • Proposal to Require Hot Water Pipe Insulation

    To curtail wasted water and energy, the NRDC and the UA propose that all hot water piping systems in new buildings be insulated, such as those serving lavatories, showers, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks.

  • Q&A: Why Asphalt Shingles Won’t Seal

    Q: Two years ago, in the middle of the summer, I re-roofed a house here in Montana with three-tab asphalt shingles. The south-facing slope came out perfect, but the north-facing slope would not seal. I know the temperature was hot enough and the installat

  • Letters

    Implied warranties, utility defends energy program

  • Notebook

    Coping with swings in lumber prices, back supports cut injuries, spray foam insulation outperforms fiberglass in extreme cold

  • Eight-Penny News

  • Letters

  • Builder's Library

    Environmental resources

  • Recraft: An Environmentally-Friendly House

    A demonstration house in Montana proves it’s possible — and affordable — to build a conventional house with resource-efficient materials.

  • Survey Results: Small Contractors Speak Out on Safety

    With ever-increasing regulations and skyrocketing insurance premiums, safety is getting more attention from builders and remodelers. Here’s how JLC readers approach the issue.