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Living better, but wasting less

Living off the fat of our water abundance must end, eventually

New Products at West Coast Green 2008
New Products at West Coast Green 2008

After walking the floors of West Coast Green 2008, we came back with these standouts

Recycled Rubber Flooring
Recycled Rubber Flooring

Durable, slip resistant, and resilient, rubber floor tiles are green and easy to install

A Brick Rehab Meets LEED's Highest StandardsOnline Membership Required

Solar panels aside, you can’t see the upgrades that make this downtown remodel so energy efficient

This Roof Grows Greener
Video: This Roof Grows Greener

Learn how planting a roof can help fight global warming

Creating the Poetry House
Creating the Poetry House

Salvaged materials and unorthodox building methods are used to create a small, sacred structure

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

Is green building too expensive?
Is green building too expensive?

How much higher do energy costs have to rise before people will pay a premium for a house that is LEED-certified?

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Pointed at the SunOnline Membership Required

An innovative solar-heating system is the foundation of an artist’s small country house, where an equally smart plan accommodates both life and work

Tax Credits for Historic Buildings

Federal and state incentive programs make rehabilitating durable old buildings cost-effective

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