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The Evolution of Efficiency: Net Zero as the New Normal
The Evolution of Efficiency: Net Zero as the New NormalOnline Membership Required

Experimentation and learning have led one builder to integrate energy-smart techniques into everyday construction

All Around Efficient
All Around EfficientOnline Membership Required

Pairing a proven net-zero strategy with conscious material choices

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

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?

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

A Better Home Right Now
A Better Home Right Now

This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance

Tour West Coast Green's Eco-Prefab
Video: Tour West Coast Green's Eco-Prefab

Compact and beautiful, mkLotus is a zero-energy house with major appeal 

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

The Greenest House in America?Online Membership Required

Although it's healthful, low maintenance, and easy on the environment, this Texas home is also lots of fun to live in

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