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Design and PlanningArchitecture and Design | Energy Efficiency | New Construction | Siting a House | Floor Plans
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Here’s how the tough lessons of the collapse made us more-responsible builders
by Boyce Thompson
In New York state, a new house combines compound curves and energy-saving details
by Kurt Ofer
This home uses five systems to reduce its environmental impact, lower its operating cost, and improve its connection to the land
by James Tuer
A video introduction to Portland's Green Homes Tour + Info Fair
A resourceful homeowner and his contractor explain how they created a sustainable home on budget in under five months
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
Common-sense solutions for creating homes that are self-reliant, resilient, and versatile
by David Johnston, Scott Gibson
Rising energy costs, climate change, and a new social conscience are complicating the way we build
by Scott Gibson
Master Carpenter Video Series
Transformation of the Week Gallery
FHB’s Remodeling Showcase
Tour West Coast Green's Eco-Prefab
Compact and beautiful, mkLotus is a zero-energy house with major appeal
by Tim Schmidt
The Greenest House in America?
Although it's healthful, low maintenance, and easy on the environment, this Texas home is also lots of fun to live in
by Peter L. Pfeiffer
Green Building for Beginners
by Martin Holladay
Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm
by Bryan Readling
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
Good House, Cheap HouseFind inspiration and creative strategies for getting amazing results while staying within your budget
House on a BudgetMaking Smart Choices to Build the Home You Want
Houses 2007Every year our annual issue, Houses, showcases exemplary homes from around the country.
House TransformedGetting the Home You Want with the House You Have
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