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Low-Tech Solar Low-Tech Solar Online Membership Required

Before considering PV panels, integrate passive strategies into the core of your home’s design to reap savings in heating and cooling costs

Molly Jones McCabe: Tribal-Housing Advocate
Molly Jones McCabe: Tribal-Housing Advocate

Red Feather Development is in its 20th year of working with tribal communities to build safe and adequate housing.

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

Seattle Net-Zero Home
Seattle Net-Zero Home

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

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

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

How to Daylight a Bathroom
How to Daylight a Bathroom

Three strategies for balanced and efficient natural lighting

A Rooftop Deck on an Urban House
A Rooftop Deck on an Urban HouseOnline Membership Required

Creative indoor and outdoor living space connect this modern home to its natural, urban surroundings

Rainwater Collection Lowers the Impact on a Coastal Site
Rainwater Collection Lowers the Impact on a Coastal SiteOnline Membership Required

Traditional architecture, new building methods, and rainwater collection combine to lessen a home’s imprint on its sensitive coastal site

From Luxury to LEED
From Luxury to LEEDOnline Membership Required

Used to building big houses with big budgets, the Picton brothers earned a platinum rating with their first modest green home—but mastering the learning curve wasn’t always a smooth ride

16 Ways to Improve the Air You Breathe
16 Ways to Improve the Air You BreatheOnline Membership Required

Discovering the causes of poor indoor-air quality is the first step in creating a healthful home

A Striking Hillside Home
A Striking Hillside HomeOnline Membership Required

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

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