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Living Lightly on the Whole Lot Living Lightly on the Whole Lot Online 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

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

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

Is Wood Heat the Answer?Online Membership Required

By installing a modern wood-heat appliance, you can save money this winter and reduce your environmental impact

Use of home-energy rating index grows
Use of home-energy rating index grows

HERS Index allows more latitude for recognizing reductions in energy consumption

The next wave of home energy?

Micro-cogenerators, or combined heat and power (CHP) systems, are both environmentally friendly and a money saver

Getting to Zero Energy

Common-sense solutions for creating homes that are self-reliant, resilient, and versatile

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 

AirTap Water Heater Heating Element
Video: AirTap Water Heater Heating Element

This add-on to your water heater uses hot air to heat the water in your tank

Energy Star clears the air

A Crisp, New Ranch Nestled Among the PinesOnline Membership Required

Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees

Downsizing for Comfort

An architect designs a small in-town house that uses sustainable materials, solar energy, and water conservation to improve quality of life (and afford it)

Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

Winner of a national green-building award, this low-maintenance house should produce as much energy as it uses

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