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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?

Buttoned Up for a New Century
Buttoned Up for a New CenturyOnline Membership Required

Preservation meets performance when a Brooklyn architect applies Passive House principles to four iconic urban town houses

Energy-Saving Lightbulbs
Energy-Saving Lightbulbs

Incandescent bulbs are changing quickly to keep up with more-efficient, longer-lasting competitors

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

Cure for a Leaky Stone Foundation
Q & A: Cure for a Leaky Stone Foundation

Double-stud walls
Double-stud walls

Double-stud walls are a low-tech way to create highly energy-efficient walls with common materials and familiar assemblies

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

The Trouble With Building Science
The Trouble With Building Science

Few people understand it. Nobody agrees what it is, how to learn about it, or who's responsible for it. It has never been more important

Zero Energy, at Last
Zero Energy, at Last

The sun lends a big hand to this efficient home in the North Carolina mountains

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