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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Recent research papers from economists that have questioned costs and benefits of energy efficiency programs and policies have been flawed.
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Environmental groups charge that state Department of Environmental Protection's Coastal Zone Management Act rules allow too many buildings to be in the path of future storms.
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OSHA said an inspector saw four employees working without fall protection systems, and that the workers were at risk of falls of more than 14 feet.
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The NAR report found that the price for a median existing single-family home increased in 81% of the markets measured.
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The program reports the expected installation costs, the number of years it will take to earn back this investment from a photovoltaic system, and other specifics.
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ISO says the document provides a comprehensive examination of building codes and their enforcement in 20,800 communities representing 87% percent of the U.S. population.
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California authorities have charged two men with a 12-year scam in which the pair allegedly posed as licensed professionals and drew up engineering and architectural plans for homes, apartments, commercial properties, and strip malls.
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Civic and business leaders have identified eight neighborhoods that they believe have the best chance of a revival.
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The average urban home is worth about 2% more than the average suburban home, according to Zillow.
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Rail-free racking fixes solar panels directly to individual roof mounts, instead of standard long rails.