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Customers seeking green tech more than ever from builders (access required)

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A new national survey of home builders reports a growing resurgence in renewable energy features in homes, a trend that is being seen in both single-family and multifamily construction. According to the findings by McGraw Hill Construction team and surveys ...

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N.C. DOT still believes bypass needed to ease Monroe traffic (access required)


MONROE – A new 20-mile toll road is still the best option for relieving traffic congestion along U.S. 74 in Union County, according to a revised report issued recently by federal and state highway officials. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...

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IKEA starts selling solar panels for homes (access required)

Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide. The company started selling solar panels made by China's Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in coming months, it said.

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LEED may survive (access required)

Charlotte architect Hamilton B. Cort designed Pineville Elementary School, which was built to meet energy and environmental standards.  Photo by Nell Redmond

What started out as a pedestrian piece of legislation that then became a controversial headline-maker that would have scrapped the most popular form of sustainable building certification for North Carolina government projects has morphed yet again.

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