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Something old, Something New: A Gable on the Mall

October 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Something old, Something New: A Gable on the Mall

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), entry into the Solar Decathlon could be called understated from the outside, a form and boarding reminiscent of 19th century barns with a stunning interior, all built to Passiv Haus standards.  The Gable House is a well-conceived residence, combining 100 year old wood boards on outside with leading edge […]

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Tags: solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy

AHIP / CBO Similarities Revealed: Blog Action Day

October 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In the last week, several studies (okay, one lobbyist press release packaged as a “study” and the other a real study) have made a splash. The first, the Price Waterhouse “study” for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) on implications of moving toward a public option and universal coverage. The other, the month’s old Congressional Budget […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · Congress · energy efficiency · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · government energy policy