July 1, 2007
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
May 1, 2006
A team approach creates an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly house for a growing market
Healthful, light-filled, and energy-efficient, this home reaches back to its California past and toward a sustainable future
March 1, 2006
Winner of a national green-building award, this low-maintenance house should produce as much energy as it uses
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