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The Passive House Build, Part Six: Getting the Mechanicals Right The Passive House Build, Part Six: Getting the Mechanicals Right Online Membership Required

A carefully designed mechanical system rounds out this house’s heating and cooling load

Building Science for the Rest of Us
Building Science for the Rest of Us

7 basic principles to make homes safe, durable, and energy efficient

Houses 2014: Fixtures and Materials
Houses 2014: Fixtures and Materials

The best products for the best projects

Hiding ducts in conditioned space
Hiding ducts in conditioned space

Ducts, furnaces, and air handlers belong inside a house's conditioned space

Cost-Conscious Heating for Remodels
Cost-Conscious Heating for RemodelsOnline Membership Required

For remodeled spaces both large and small, stand-alone electric systems can be an affordable heating option

What's the Difference: Programmable Thermostats
What's the Difference: Programmable Thermostats

Basic vs. full feature

Heat Pump, Schmeat Pump
Heat Pump, Schmeat Pump

Living Lightly on the Whole Lot
Living Lightly on the Whole LotOnline 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

Power House
Power HouseOnline Membership Required

21st-century technology and a classic look come together in a shingle-style house that produces more energy than it consumes

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

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