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Video tours and takeaways from Portland's Build It Green! 2008 event
Perfect flush by Brondell
by Nena Donovan Levine
Living off the fat of our water abundance must end, eventually
by Art Ludwig
After walking the floors of West Coast Green 2008, we came back with these standouts
Durable, slip resistant, and resilient, rubber floor tiles are green and easy to install
by Jay Lazerwitz
Solar panels aside, you can’t see the upgrades that make this downtown remodel so energy efficient
by Richard Renner
Learn how planting a roof can help fight global warming
by Richard Renner
Salvaged materials and unorthodox building methods are used to create a small, sacred structure
by Bruce Johnson
Voluntary Department of Energy program promotes and supports energy-efficient design and construction
by Chris Ermides
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
Reports from three case studies outline what it takes to achieve LEED for Home's silver, gold, and platinum ratings
by Sean Groom
How much higher do energy costs have to rise before people will pay a premium for a house that is LEED-certified?
by Kevin Ireton
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?
by Sean Groom
Watch the Passive House video series
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Transformation of the Week Gallery
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
Katrin Klingenberg, Passive House Pioneer
This architect is leading the movement for affordable energy-efficient homes in the United States.
by Charles Bickford
Green Building for Beginners
by Martin Holladay
Isn't it about time you got recognized for building right?
by Matthew Teague
Is Your Heating System an Energy Beast?
Here’s how to spot the signs and boost the efficiency of your furnace, boiler, or heat pump
by Dave Yates
Solar Hot Water
Look over the shoulder of an expert installer as he fastens panels to the roof and explains how the system works
by Scott Andrews
Green from the Ground UpSustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient home construction
Houses 2008Learn how you can afford to remodel your home and also save on energy costs by going green.
Fine Homebuilding 2008 Annual Collection DVD-ROMQuick computer access to a year's worth of content
Fine Homebuilding's 2008/2007 Annual Collection DVD-ROM SetEvery bit of content from each issue released in 2007 & 2008
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