Solar Increases Home Property Values

Research suggests that homeowners with solar PV will recoup the cost of their solar investment upon sale of the home. Homes with PV systems sell for a premium over comparable homes without PV systems, according to a study of home sales in California from 2000-2009 by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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3form Unveils New Paper Cut Design

3form — creator and fabricator of modern, eco-friendly surfaces — is in the middle of Greenweek, which is an annual effort to improve environmental performance within the company.  So it makes sense that they would introduce a new material made with used paper cuts.  Paper Cut is a Varia Ecoresin with at least 40% pre-consumer recycled content; it’s made in 48″ x 96″ sheets of various gauges.  Looks fun!

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Now Hiring Materials, Tech Contributors

We’re on the hunt for two contributors, one for materials and the other for technology.  Are you aware of the latest news relating to insulation, wood, coverings, surfaces, and other building products?  You would be a great materials contributor.  Are you keyed in to the latest advances with solar, small wind, mechanical systems, lighting, and building science?  You would be a great technology contributor.  We’d like to have you on our team.

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