July 1, 2007
Are building officials' practices encouraging builders to perform mediocre work?
David Eisenberg discusses the impacts of construction and development on the environment. Some of his examples will surprise you.
Choosing high-, moderate-, or low-solar-gain units
A tour of an SIP manufacturing facility reveals that efficiency begins on the factory floor
An Energy Star-rated home now can be upgraded to include indoor-air-quality specifications. Released as a pilot program last year in Denver, EPA’s Indoor Air Package is currently in its expansion…
April 1, 2007
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)
Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees
With low-maintenance exteriors, accessible floor plans, and special attention to day-to-day convenience, these two houses can accommodate the changing needs of their aging baby-boomer owners
February 27, 2007
In an excerpt from her book, The Simple Home, architect Sarah Nettleton describes the process behind creating a home that embodies "the luxury of enough."
September 1, 2006
Get the details right, and a small increase in wall thickness can make a big difference in energy performance
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