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This smart Craftsman-style home was built with a keen eye for detail and energy efficiency
by Pete Mollica
How integrating design and construction made a really, really complicated home doable
by Ann V. Edminster
Here’s how the tough lessons of the collapse made us more-responsible builders
by Boyce Thompson
by Debra Judge Silber
In New York state, a new house combines compound curves and energy-saving details
by Kurt Ofer
The phrase "flipping a house" means something entirely different to one Minnesota architect and his family
by Michael Roehr
This home uses five systems to reduce its environmental impact, lower its operating cost, and improve its connection to the land
by James Tuer
Transformed into a classic Craftsman home, this Sears kit house lives, looks, and performs better than ever
by Michael Klement
A video introduction to Portland's Green Homes Tour + Info Fair
A resourceful homeowner and his contractor explain how they created a sustainable home on budget in under five months
These design principles illustrate how to capitalize on a small space and tight budget
by Tina Govan
A contest-winning design squeezes a vaulted living room, a master suite, and room to breathe onto a pencil-thin lot
by Roxana Vargas-Greenan, Trent Greenan
Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?
by Alex Wilson
What sort of house can you build on a 25 ft. by 100 ft. lot? An architect walks you through her award-winning design.
by Roxana Vargas-Greenan
Many people end up with chaotic home designs, but you don't have to be one of them
by Marianne Cusato
Watch the Passive House video series
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Transformation of the Week Gallery
Lessons from commercial construction
by David Crosby
Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder
This builder’s Denver-based company recently won its second grand award in the DOE’s Housing Innovation program.
by Boyce Thompson
Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm
by Bryan Readling
Tour West Coast Green's Eco-Prefab
Compact and beautiful, mkLotus is a zero-energy house with major appeal
by Tim Schmidt
The Greenest House in America?
Although it's healthful, low maintenance, and easy on the environment, this Texas home is also lots of fun to live in
by Peter L. Pfeiffer
Laying up Stone Veneer
A masonry facade is an economical way to give wood-frame walls the look of solid stone
by Steven Snyder
The Barefoot HomeDressed-Down Design for Casual Living
Outside the Not So Big HouseExpand your home to include outdoor spaces.
Window Treatments Idea BookUpdate the look of your home’s windows with hundreds of fresh ideas.
Inside the Not So Big HousePersonalize your home and discover how to make it more functional with special built-in details.
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