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Incorporating Best Practices
Incorporating Best PracticesOnline Membership Required

How the best builders adopt new materials and building techniques to boost quality and profits

From Luxury to LEED
From Luxury to LEEDOnline Membership Required

Used to building big houses with big budgets, the Picton brothers earned a platinum rating with their first modest green home—but mastering the learning curve wasn’t always a smooth ride

Green Yesterday, Code Today
Green Yesterday, Code Today

Thanks to the green-building movement, energy efficiency is becoming a mainstay in the IRC and the IECC. But what does it mean to you?

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

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

Green-building advice that's easy to swallow
Green-building advice that's easy to swallow

A new interactive tool that emphasizes quality practices for builders, architects, designers, and homeowners

Attic-Insulation Upgrade
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Attic-Insulation UpgradeOnline Membership Required

Seal air leaks first; then add extra insulation for an energy-saving improvement with great bang for the buck

Build It Green! 2008
Video: Build It Green! 2008

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

Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main Floor
Video: Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main FloorOnline Membership Required

For starters, the simple modular plan optimizes daylight and cross ventilation

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

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

What's Going On Up There?: Tour the Kelley Home's Second Floor
Video: What's Going On Up There?: Tour the Kelley Home's Second FloorOnline Membership Required

Part of Portland's Build It Green! 2008 Homes Tour + Info Fair, this master bedroom, bath, and loft are designed to conserve energy and water

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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