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Becker College eyes Higgins house for Video Game centerNews from Worcester Telegram:
WORCESTER — The onetime home of a local 20th-century industrial magnate will become the new home of one of the top interactive media/video gaming design programs in the world.
The Planning Board last week gave Becker College the green light to convert the 2 1/2-story, 100-year-old former home of John Woodman Higgins into classroom/education space.
The board unanimously approved proposed plans for the property, located at William and Roxbury Street, which include the construction of a 2,500-square-foot addition which will connect the main house to [...] Continue Reading…
White House turns to Fall River native Ernest Moniz to promote Iran deal in …News from Taunton Daily Gazette:
By Peter UrbanGateHouse Media Washington Bureau Posted Aug. 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm Updated at 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON – The White House, facing a September showdown in the Republican-led Congress over the Iran nuclear deal, has turned again to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to build public support for its approval.
Moniz, a former MIT professor of nuclear physics, was featured Thursday in a video posted on the official White House website explaining the science behind the agreement [...] Continue Reading…
Zero Energy Home Built of Recycled WoodNews from Jetson Green:
Dwell Development is constructing a home in Seattle that boasts of having a host of sustainable features, including being built mostly out of recycled and reclaimed materials. They are seeking the Built Green Emerald Star certification for it, and getting it would make this the first home in Seattle to obtain it.
The home measures 2,218 sq ft (206 sq m). It features a rooftop mounted 6.6 kW photovoltaic array, which is capable of producing all the energy the home needs. To further increase the energy [...] Continue Reading…
Dwell’s zero energy Emerald Star home uses almost entirely reclaimed woodNews from Gizmag:
A new home in Seattle is described as having a cutting-edge combination of green technology, renewables and reclaimed materials. It is designed by Dwell Development to be Built Green Emerald Star certified. If the certification is awarded, it will be be the first home of its kind in the city.
The Built Green residential building program was developed with a view to providing environmental standards for use of materials, energy efficiency, water use and indoor air quality. Built Green ratings range from 3-Star [...] Continue Reading…
Shop for windows without your eyes glazing overNews from Boston Globe:
Rob Robillard is a general contractor and editor of AConcordCarpenter.com.
Q. I want to replace the old wooden windows in my ranch house, which was built around the 1950s. Someone suggested that Harvey windows are the best. I know nothing about windows, so what questions should I ask to make sure I am getting the right ones at the best price? Should I get wood for the inside and vinyl for the outside? What type of glass should I get? What is the best type [...] Continue Reading…
Three renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficientNews from Deseret News:
A home remodeling project may have several goals. We want our finished project to be beautiful and functional, stylish and timeless, solve problems and fulfill dreams. One common remodeling goal for many people today is energy efficiency. Whether the motivation is saving the environment or their pocketbook, more people are looking for ways to make their home more energy-efficient and economical.
Here are three renovation projects that impact energy efficiency.
Make your home airtight
The first rule of a more energy-efficient house is making it more [...] Continue Reading…
Conservatives Won’t Win Anything if They Hold Out…News from National Review Online:
by Justus Myers & Philip Wallach April 15, 2015 12:00 PM
The Heritage Action strategy of eschewing incremental progress is a good way to get stuck with the status quo.
As the 114th Congress finds its legs, the struggle to define the Republican party’s direction — in light of its 2010 triumph, 2012 disappointment, and 2014 comeback, not to mention its all-important 2016 positioning — continues to be a lively one. There are a number of cross-cutting imperatives at stake. To focus on just a [...] Continue Reading…
Power Home Remodeling Group™ Named Angie’s List Super Service Award …News from MarketWatch:
CHESTER, Pa., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation’s second largest exterior home remodeler, has been recognized as an industry leader and recipient of the 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the company’s ongoing commitment to providing customers with the highest level of service throughout each stage of the home remodeling process. The Super Service Award is the highest honor given annually to the top five percent of service and health providers who maintain a superior service record [...] Continue Reading…
Obama, aides and critics campaign on Iran dealNews from USA TODAY:
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.(Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images)
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Eyes of your HomeNews from The Bali Times:
By S.BS. Surendran
Doors and windows in a building are the main channels for allowing energy to flow in to the building. It has been found that most energy flow is through windows and door openings, and a smaller percentage through energy transfer by the walls.
This energy is quintessential for the occupants [...] Continue Reading…
Home Improvement: The Complete Window Replacement of Rock Father HQ …News from The Rock Father Magazine:
As I posted earlier this month, my wife and I are finally about to start tackling some of the home improvement issues that have been lurking within the property lovingly dubbed, “Rock Father HQ.” If you’re just joining us, the basic gist is this: In 2010 we purchased a 1,300 sq. ft. home in Chicago’s Northern Suburbs, a house that was built in 1990, and one we knew had some issues. Like most homes, it looks pretty good on [...] Continue Reading…
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