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Happy New Year, it's Twenty Ten!

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Wow, the end of one decade and the opening of another.  Everyone's reflective and thinking about the prospective, but on this day, have a happy new year.  Check out our reflections on 2009:

Top 15 Green Products [ED+C Magazine]

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At the end of each year, Environmental Design + Construction magazine reviews products mentioned in its New+Notable and Products Focus sections.  The magazine next examines these products for the fifteen that received the most reader requests.  ED+C's 2009 Top Products contains a number of entries designed to save water or manage water.  You've probably seen some of these products already, whether on BuildingGreen's Top-10 Green Building Products list or in our green materials archives.  If not, check these out:

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New Study: LED Lamps Save Energy!

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As first reported by the New York Times recently, a new life cycle assessment of illuminants conducted by Osram, a German lighting company, provides support for the belief that LEDs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs.  In fact, over the entire life of the bulb, from manufacturing to recycling, incandescent bulbs use approximately five times more energy than compact fluorescents and LED lamps.

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