Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
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State and local governments have done little to make the area more resilient.
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The standards are projected to save consumers $300 million a year in electricity costs.
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The largest numbers of people at risk are in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida.
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Prosecutors accused a homebuilder of enlisting "straw buyers" to purchase his houses at padded prices so that he would have enough money to pay back development loans.
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The grants, totaling $180,000, are awarded to full-time graduate students of ASHRAE-related technologies
Construction companies have until June 23, 2017 to comply with most requirements. New requirements include limiting access to high exposure areas and training workers.
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State licensing authorities said a contractor set up companies to take advantage of older customers, damage HVAC equipment, make unnecessary repairs in order to charge a customer, and train his employees to engage in these practices.
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Deltec Homes has focused on making affordable prefab houses that don't require any electricity from the grid.
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This represents almost 1% of 2014 housing starts.
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Amazon’s Echo home automation device reportedly took things into its own hands and adjusted thermostats without owners’ authority.