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Out of the box, housing

The increasing push to reuse materials has given one entrepreneur overnight success he says was 20 years in the making. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports on a company that turns steel cargo shipping containers into housing.

Environment

Building green with less green

Jeff Young visits an energy-efficient, solar powered house in Maine. Its owner uses technology he calls "state of the shelf," rather than state of the art. The goal is a green house that's as economically affordable as it is environmentally sustainable.

Environment

Big money to green low income housing

The private, nonprofit development group Enterprise pledged four billion dollars to make low-income housing more energy efficient and healthy. We talk about how those at the lower end of the economic spectrum are hit hardest by home energy prices.