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Carbon Neutral Housing—Meeting Climate Change Challenges


The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) has joined forces with the Engineered Wood Association (APA) to bring forward the next generation of residential construction—Carbon Neutral Housing—with the Carbon Challenge.

Carbon emissions continue to be at the forefront of the climate change debate. Finding ways to limit carbon emissions into the atmosphere has never been more critical and is an important companion to finding alternative energy sources and energy-saving solutions. Reducing the carbon footprint in the construction of new homes can have a major impact on the world-wide goal of limiting carbon emissions.

The Carbon Challenge is a competition being held across Florida to encourage architects and builders to begin moving toward a goal of carbon neutral housing construction. The competition includes $15,000 in prize money with a $10,000 grand prize going to the design for the most viable carbon neutral home. (more…)

2010-11-02 09:43:39
greenerjax says:

It's great to see Florida designers on the forefront of creating truly green homes. I'll bet some other states are watching the APA's carbon challenge closely!

2010-11-02 23:00:30
Jim Doyle says:

Just looked at the website for the Carbon Challenge and it seems like a very interesting concept. I hope the architects and builders around the country are starting to think about this idea which seems to be very big already in Europe.

Thanks for the info.

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