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EHW employee featured in Home Energy Magazine

August 31, 2013, Home Energy Magazine – Matt Berges, EHW’s Green Housing Manager, is featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine. Berges has been very busy balancing his work for EHW with his outside consulting and green construction … Continue reading

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EHW introduces holistic approach to healthy home

Building upon the Seven Principals of Healthy Housing developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing and others, EHW is advocating for an expanded definition of healthy homes.  Under the concept of “place matters”, and a holistic approach to how … Continue reading

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Asthma on the rise in the U.S.

MSN – January 25, 2012 – Lead levels in young children in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades, according to government figures released Friday. But the new report on the environment and children’s health also found a … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Support Needed for Climate Change

EcoWatch, 1/10-2013 –Extreme heat, drought, storms and other weather disasters are increasingly fueled by climate change and affect everyone regardless of political affiliation. Now two scientists—one who has usually voted for Republicans, the other for Democrats—have come together to urge … Continue reading

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Ohio building codes & better energy performance

Green City Blue Lake, 11/16/2012 -What’s so striking about the ratcheting up of building codes in Ohio is not that it took a few more years than average for the Buckeye state to adopt the 2009 standard from the International … Continue reading

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EHW helped the Lewis’ reduce indoor health hazards

The Plain Dealer, October 24, 2012 – The Lewis’ home is filled with asthma triggers such as, mold, cockroaches, pet dander and dust mites. During a recent visit to the Lewis’ home, Akbar Tyler with EHW educated the residents about how these … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Ohio, land of public markets & urban farms

Grist, 9/27/2012 – This past weekend, I traveled to Cleveland to attend the eighth International Public Markets Conference, presented by the Project for Public Spaces. The three-day conference is geared primarily toward practitioners — farmers market managers, food hub facilitators, … Continue reading

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Low Level Lead Exposure Linked to Poor School Performance

National Center for Healthy Housing, 8/20/2012 – Today, NCHH released new findings on the impact of low-level lead exposure on school performance. The issue brief, “Childhood Lead Exposure and Educational Outcomes,” summarizes new research connecting small amounts of lead in … Continue reading

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EPA has the Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Grist, 6/27/2012 – This morning, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first-of-its-kind greenhouse gas regulations, dismissing out of hand a variety of challenges from industry and states. The findings uphold the agency’s rules … Continue reading

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Bed bugs Still on the Rise in Cleveland: Police to Carry Bed Bug Spray

Newsnet 5, June 6, 2012 – Bed bugs have been on the rise in Cleveland and now police are taking action to try to combat the problem. In a memo sent out to administrative units, Cleveland police said they will … Continue reading

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