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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

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

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

Living better, but wasting less

Living off the fat of our water abundance must end, eventually

New Products at West Coast Green 2008
New Products at West Coast Green 2008

After walking the floors of West Coast Green 2008, we came back with these standouts

Ask the Energy Expert Video Series
Ask the Energy Expert Video Series

Take one energy expert, add questions, and get really smart answers

Energy-Smart Advice for Remodeling
Video: Energy-Smart Advice for Remodeling

The time to think about the energy impact of an addition is before demolition begins

A Brick Rehab Meets LEED's Highest StandardsOnline Membership Required

Solar panels aside, you can’t see the upgrades that make this downtown remodel so energy efficient

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