Midwest Snips

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Healthy Home Perception by Year Built and US Region

A homeowner's perception of the overall health of their home varies by region and year built, according to the 2014 Houzz Healthy Home Study. The study asked respondents to rate the overall health of their home based on a number of factors impacting health and well-being, which found that the majority of homes considered healthy were built after 1975. More

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New-Home Sales Up in May

Sales of new, single-family homes jumped 7.6 percent in May from April to 369,000, which is almost a 20 percent increase from a year ago. More

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Cahokia and American Exceptionalism

America is a great nation, but is it wise enough to learn from history and curb its own hubris? More

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Eco, Minus the Edgy Looks

A Passive House builder in North Carolina designs homes that look traditional, with a forward-thinking energy strategy. More

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Sites at Risk

How prepared are various global hot spots for impending natural disasters? More

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Architecture Billings Index Records Third-Consecutive Monthly Decline

The Architecture Billings Index reports a 0.9 point drop in revenue at U.S. firms More

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Number 2: SmithGroup

This firm pulled through the recession by focusing on its four primary markets. More

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July Eco-newsletter Editor's Note

My carbon footprint in June was significantly larger than a normal month, thanks to back-to-back-to-back industry events that had me bouncing between the Midwest, Northeast, and South for several weeks. More

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Seamers Have Interchangeable Blades

Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co. has introduced Interchangeable Blade Seamers for the HVAC/R and building/construction trades. More

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2010 Driehaus Prize Goes to Rafael Manzano Martos

This year's Driehaus Prize—the traditionalist’s answer to the Pritzker Prize—has been awarded to 73-year-old Rafael Manzano Martos, whose practice has focused on historic restoration, primarily in southern Spain. More

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