April 16, 2008
A first-time owner/builder with a modest budget pools talent and resources to create an energy-efficient cottage with rich Craftsman details.
An innovative solar-heating system is the foundation of an artist’s small country house, where an equally smart plan accommodates both life and work.
LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?
April 7, 2008
Common-sense solutions for creating homes that are self-reliant, resilient, and versatile
March 5, 2008
Q: I keep reading about how energy efficient compact-fluorescent lightbulbs are, and I agree that saving energy is important. I’ve also heard that compact fluorescents contain mercury. Is this a…
This method prevents future leaks and avoids finger pointing.
Starting January 2009, builders in Connecticut will need to meet the equivalent of the LEED Silver rating on all public and private buildings (except residential with fewer than five units)…
Can a 150-year-old house approach net-zero energy use? Three case studies point the way from the 19th to the 21st century.
The cold weather in Urbana, lll., barely registered inside the superinsulated houses on display at the second-annual North American Passive House Conference hosted by the Passive House Institute (www.passivehouse.us) and…
No matter where you live, a solar system can reduce energy costs and provide a reliable supply of domestic hot water.
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