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Housing is Back. Is it Better? Housing is Back. Is it Better?

Here’s how the tough lessons of the collapse made us more-responsible builders

The Passive House Build, Part Two: Air-Sealed Mudsill Assembly
The Passive House Build, Part Two: Air-Sealed Mudsill AssemblyOnline Membership Required

You only have one chance to get this critical detail perfect

The Passive House Build, Part One: Designed for Success
The Passive House Build, Part One: Designed for Success

One architect’s approach to designing a house to meet the country’s most stringent energy requirement

Best Energy Smart Home: A Higher Standard
Best Energy Smart Home: A Higher Standard

A practical design delivers a remarkably air-tight, super insulated home on a modest budget

Best New Home: Passive House Perfection
Best New Home: Passive House PerfectionOnline Membership Required

This compact farmhouse achieves home building’s highest performance standard without a shred of aesthetic compromise

Best Small Home: A Garden Cottage for Low-Impact Living
Best Small Home: A Garden Cottage for Low-Impact Living

This 800-sq.-ft. infill home was designed for its site and its owners’ lifestyle

Editor's Choice: Modern Masonry Farmhouse
Editor's Choice: Modern Masonry FarmhouseOnline Membership Required

A retirement house in keeping with its rural surroundings conjures old-world sensibilities in modern masonry

The Future of Housing in America
The Future of Housing in AmericaOnline Membership Required

Carter Scott is building and selling whole neighborhoods of affordable spec homes that produce more energy than they consume

The Rise of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
The Rise of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)Online Membership Required

Backyard cottages and laneway houses have become increasingly popular in the Pacific Northwest. Will they work in your neighborhood?

Build Like This
Build Like This

A simple approach to building a super efficient house starts with six key elements

Code Shock
Code ShockOnline Membership Required

Prepare to face the strictest building codes in history

A House for All Ages
A House for All AgesOnline Membership Required

An energy efficient modern day farm house offers single-floor living wrapped in low-maintenance, charming detail

A Practical Approach to Passive House
A Practical Approach to Passive HouseOnline Membership Required

An architect's "best work to date" is a super-efficient home that you could build

From a Leaky Old House to a Tight New Home
From a Leaky Old House to a Tight New HomeOnline Membership Required

A young couple retrofits the house next door as an investment in deep energy savings

Santa Cruz Straw Bale
Santa Cruz Straw BaleOnline Membership Required

Net-zero-energy use and whimsical details shine in a new family home

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