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California Just Became the First State to Require Solar Panels on New Residential Construction

May 17, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

The state continues to lead the way in emission reduction strategies.   California just became the first state to mandate solar panels on nearly all new residential homes. The mandate is part of California’s “Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan,” which includes the goal that both residential and commercial construction be zero net energy by 2030—meaning the buildings’ annual […]

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‘Green’ concrete could be game-changer for construction industry

May 03, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Microscopic flakes of graphene add strength and durability — but also raise cost and safety concerns. —–Adding graphene to concrete makes it stronger and greener Scientists have been tinkering with concrete in an effort to improve upon the world’s most widely used construction material — and they’ve notched some notable successes. New forms of concrete […]

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Millennium Partners reboots $1B Los Angeles mixed-use high-rise project

Apr 26, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Developer Millennium Partners has resurrected a stalled $1 billion mixed-use development planned for the famed Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the proposal has a new focus on residential rather than commercial and retail, the Los Angeles Times reported. The reworked project, which will include two skyscrapers – 35 and 46 stories – and […]

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Now you see it, now you don’t: House for sale has an amazing swimming pool that turns into a lawn with the touch of a button

Apr 12, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

  A Melbourne house has an intelligent backyard which can double in size with the press of one easy button The underground solar heated pool can be on display to escape the summer heat or hidden with a platform The tranquil swimming pool can be hidden with a grass covered ‘motorised platform’, giving more solid […]

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8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Mar 29, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.” Here, top entrepreneurs  weigh in on the one mental habit that drove their success and how to cultivate it in yourself. Lewis Howes Image Credit: The Oracles 1. Visualize your goals. Since I was […]

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Treated wood’s strength is comparable to carbon fiber

Mar 15, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

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Brief: University of Maryland College Park engineers have discovered a way to treat wood to make it 12 times stronger and 10 times tougher than non-treated wood, according to a University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering statement. The team claims it is comparable to carbon fiber and could be a competitor material […]

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9 Top Trends in Kitchen Design for 2018

Mar 02, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2018 and the kitchen has a much different role. Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of […]

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Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You: Bedrock or High-Risk?

Feb 22, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , ,

There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter which you are, so long as you know which you are. Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of backgrounds, and with many different types of personalities. But there are two, and only two, entrepreneurial mindsets that lead to successful business […]

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Time-saving robotic accessory could hit market within the year

Feb 16, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Brief: The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of AlphaLab Gear’s Hardware Cup could soon change the way lumber is cut on construction projects, according to The Tribune-Review. Velocity Robotics’ Autoset accessory, which a user will be able to attach to a miter saw bench, feeds digital measurements to a stopper. The stopper indicates which […]

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These 3-D printers can print in color and with multiple materials

Feb 08, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: HP launched its Jet Fusion 300/500 series of 3-D printers that can print in full color and with multiple materials at the same time, reported Digital Trends. This technology will allow manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color or in black and white with voxel control, according to a statement from HP. […]

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