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[SUMMER 2019] By Sarah Cobb In the early 1900s, a newspaper, frustrated by the slow-drying newsprint in the hot, humid Brooklyn summer, hired an engineering school graduate to come up with a solution. Young Willis Carrier devised a machine…


Seeing the hidden potential of a house

[SPRING 2017] By Ted Yudelson   One of the best ways to stretch your new home budget is to see the hidden potential in an existing property. It is not uncommon for houses to languish on the real estate market…


Why build a passive house?

[SPRING 2017] By Sarah Cobb Have you ever walked past someone sitting in their parked (but running) car on a hot, summer day? They sit in air-conditioned comfort as the car’s motor pumps heat into the already scorching…

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