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A Better Approach to Design/Build A Better Approach to Design/Build

How integrating design and construction made a really, really complicated home doable

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

A Striking Hillside Home
A Striking Hillside HomeOnline Membership Required

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

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
Video: Build It Green! 2008

A video introduction to Portland's Green Homes Tour + Info Fair

The Recycled House
Video: The Recycled HouseOnline Membership Required

A resourceful homeowner and his contractor explain how they created a sustainable home on budget in under five months

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?

Getting to Zero Energy

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

What Does Green Really Mean?
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What Does Green Really Mean?

Rising energy costs, climate change, and a new social conscience are complicating the way we build

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