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Design and PlanningArchitecture and Design | Energy Efficiency | New Construction | Siting a House | Floor Plans
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How integrating design and construction made a really, really complicated home doable
by Ann V. Edminster
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
Watch the Passive House video series
Sheathing Walls with Zip System
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
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
Lessons from commercial construction
by David Crosby
The Big Deal About Tiny Houses
Four principles of intentional living from the tiny-house movement
by Aaron Fagan
Mark Clement, Carpenter
This Philadelphia remodeling contractor has carved out a niche doing the dirty work on several reality TV shows.
by Andy Engel
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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