February 6, 2014

Reducing Energy Consumption in Multifamily Buildings Saves Money and Improves Lives

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When President Obama declared in his State of the Union address last week that “climate change is a fact,” he was right. The record setting droughts that are still taking place in the Southwest, the intense wild fires in Colorado last summer, and the extreme heat waves experienced all over the world cannot be ignored. […]

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January 13, 2014

National Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month.  So, what is radon, you ask?  Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the result of the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth.  It seeps into our homes through cracks or permeable materials in our foundations.  Radon exists in every state in the country and is estimated […]

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September 26, 2011

Sustainability: As HUD Takes a Closer Look, Evidence Matters

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 A close friend of mine lives in an apartment building that’s practically a case study in why multifamily rental complexes make such promising targets for sustainability improvements. It’s a raggedy old building. The pipes leak, the toilet runs, and the constant whir of the window A/C units in the summer makes it hard to ignore […]

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