Sustainability

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'Sustainable' Building, or Just More Greenwashing?

Contributing editor Nicole Tysvaer walked away from IBS 2024 convinced this will... More

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One Tree Pledge Offers Builders a Path to Reducing Carbon Emissions

A 2,386-square-foot American home releases 20,260 pounds of carbon annually. This... More

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The Surprising Truth about Garbage Disposals & Septic Systems

Specify a garbage disposal in any new home or kitchen-remodeling project. More

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Words Matter: A Refreshing Take on Green Speak

How we describe what we build can promote greenwashing, and runs rampant in all... More

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Post-Fire Mud-Flow Risk Is a California Wild Card

After last year's California wildfires, it's not easy to predict where the next debris flow may happen — even for the experts More

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True Flood Risk Is Three Times FEMA Estimates, New Study Says

A new analysis calculates that 40 million Americans are at risk of flooding from... More

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Could the Mississippi River Change Course?

A half-century-old control structure is the only thing that stands between the... More

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A House in the Maine Woods

JLC follows a custom build of an architect-designed getaway home in rural Maine. More

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From What We Gather: March 27 - 31, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: Texas houses twerked by thunderstorm winds;... More

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A Passive House in Wildfire Country

Ted Cushman checks out a home built for self-sufficiency, energy performance, and... More

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