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Living Lightly on the Whole Lot Living Lightly on the Whole Lot Online Membership Required

In a dense urban neighborhood, this remodeled bungalow goes green with recycled materials, solar energy, gray water, and room for the owners’ day jobs

Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility
Rural Landscape, Modern SensibilityOnline Membership Required

A first-time home designer nails it with an updated farmhouse that includes double-duty spaces, a serious mudroom, and a five-star energy rating

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: A Heat Recovery/Exchange and Solar Hot-Water System
Video: Build It Green! 2008: A Heat Recovery/Exchange and Solar Hot-Water SystemOnline Membership Required

A forward-thinking homeowner invests in a highly efficient HVAC system that includes photovoltaics and a noncombustion furnace

Build It Green! 2008: A Rainwater-Harvesting and Filtration System
Video: Build It Green! 2008: A Rainwater-Harvesting and Filtration SystemOnline Membership Required

Requirements: 1 metal roof, 2500 gallons of rain, and the desire to save the planet

Tour the Kelley Green Home
Tour the Kelley Green HomeOnline Membership Required

Get an in-depth look at a near-zero energy house featuring recycled materials and solar-heating and rainwater-harvesting systems

Building Green Homes in the Pacific Northwest
Building Green Homes in the Pacific Northwest

Video tours and takeaways from Portland's Build It Green! 2008 event

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

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

Getting to Zero Energy

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

Germans take first prize in solar competition
Germans take first prize in solar competition

College students design and build nearly net-zero energy homes

Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel
Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel

Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic district

A Crisp, New Ranch Nestled Among the PinesOnline Membership Required

Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees

Downsizing for Comfort

An architect designs a small in-town house that uses sustainable materials, solar energy, and water conservation to improve quality of life (and afford it)

A High-Performance Spec House
A High-Performance Spec HouseOnline Membership Required

A team approach creates an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly house for a growing market

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