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Since the early 2000s, wind power has been a substantial fraction of new electricity capacity in the US. In 2020 wind power was 42% of new electricity…
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In general, large buildings aren’t much cheaper to build on a per-square foot basis than small buildings are. Why is this the case?
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If we’re going to understand why construction has so few economies of scale, it’s useful to know what causes economies of scale to occur in the first…
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Producing goods and services is typically subject to economies of scale - as the volume of output rises, the unit cost of each thing being produced…
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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a piece of federal environmental legislation that was passed in 1969 towards the beginning of an…
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Buildings must be built to the requirements of the building code, a set of laws that governs how a building must be built. Because building codes…
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When we left off, over a few short years mobile home manufacturing had grown into a massive industry, and was supplying an increasingly large fraction…
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