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Value Engineering-Beware! By David MacLellan   Value Engineering: a loosely defined term that implies alteration of a product or system to achieve a cost savings without significantly deviating from the performance of the original system. To many builders and developers, … Continue reading

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Learn more about radon and other home maintenance items. Purchase the California Building Performance Guidelines at www.housefixit.com. General Subject Information:  Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a result of decaying thorium and uranium.  Radon typically comes from … Continue reading

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San Francisco-David MacLellan, 69, a 45 year resident of Walnut Creek and Lafayette, was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame on June 21. The ceremony took place at the Intercontinental Hotel as a kick-off for the 2011 … Continue reading

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Solar hot water systems have been in existence for 40 years or more. These systems had historic problems of freezing and panel failures from UV breakdown. Technology has improved and many of today’s systems do not circulate the water from … Continue reading

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Today’s green building places great emphasis on resource conservation, by using sustainable and renewable materials, by reducing our dependency upon carbon based products, and by limiting consumption of both water and power. Green home maintenance is not very different from … Continue reading

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Green. The buzz word of 2008. We are told that we must all become green. What does this mean? The terms renewable, sustainable, and carbon footprint are often used to the confusion of many. But in its simplest form, going … Continue reading

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