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Common sense and economic growth will fuel green movement

ENG does design work for municipalities, sewers, water mains, private developments and site planning. "Our best projects are ones that you never see, and we hope you don't see them," he says.

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Revise Lead-Based Paint Rules

Lead-based paint exists in millions of homes in Michigan and throughout the United States. Although lead-based paint was banned in 1978, dust and chips from deteriorating old paint still pose a health risk. At the same time, it is extremely easy to become enmeshed in EPA enforcement for simple paperwork errors. Legislation introduced in 2012 seeks to resolve that issue, among other issues raised by EPA's Rule.

State building codes survive federal court scrutiny

State governments are mandating energy efficiency requirements for builders. These requirements have faced some pushback by builders. As long as the legislation does not require the use of products that are already governed by federal efficiency standards, they will survive judicial scrutiny.

Behind The Drywall Tour

The Meadowlark Builders "Behind The Drywall Tour" this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20 thru 22, 2012 is proving to be a popular annual event.

Matt Grocoff: Creating Michigan's first net-zero energy home

"Greening our homes is the best way to save money, help the economy, create jobs, make our homes more comfortable and help to avoid climate catastrophe and protect the one home we share."