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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

A Striking Hillside Home
A Striking Hillside HomeOnline Membership Required

In New York state, a new house combines compound curves and energy-saving details

Exploiting the Elements of Passive Design
Exploiting the Elements of Passive DesignOnline Membership Required

This home uses five systems to reduce its environmental impact, lower its operating cost, and improve its connection to the land

Build It Green! 2008
Video: Build It Green! 2008

A video introduction to Portland's Green Homes Tour + Info Fair

A push for more near-zero energy homes
A push for more near-zero energy homes

Voluntary Department of Energy program promotes and supports energy-efficient design and construction

A Small, Spacious House for a Skinny City Lot
A Small, Spacious House for a Skinny City LotOnline Membership Required

A contest-winning design squeezes a vaulted living room, a master suite, and room to breathe onto a pencil-thin lot

Mandate passive survivability in building codes
Mandate passive survivability in building codes

Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?

Slip Inside a Skinny House
Video: Slip Inside a Skinny House

What sort of house can you build on a 25 ft. by 100 ft. lot? An architect walks you through her award-winning design.

Understanding LEED-H Scorecards

Reports from three case studies outline what it takes to achieve LEED for Home's silver, gold, and platinum ratings

Getting to Zero Energy

Common-sense solutions for creating homes that are self-reliant, resilient, and versatile

A Better Home Right Now
A Better Home Right Now

This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance

Design a Home that Keeps You Cool, Naturally
Design a Home that Keeps You Cool, Naturally

Let in the breeze, keep out the sun, and stay comfortable when things heat up outside

Energy Efficient From the Ground Up

One builder's plan yields Vermont's most energy-efficient house

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