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Building code changes can have unintended consequences

Building code changes can have unintended consequences

Years ago when I worked in the development industry, I asked another developer what his secret was. He was convinced that the single most important number was what people could afford per month; if interest rates went up, he would shrink the homes. If construction costs went up, the square …

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How to waste energy, New York Style

How to waste energy, New York Style

New York City is such a paragon of green goodness; as I write this, the Mayor is preparing to sue big oil companies for their role in climate change. But nobody seems to be really serious about green building. The latest demonstration of how one can design to waste energy …

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