The world’s first Living Building Challenge–certified home is a study in integrated, sustainable design
These high-performance building standards and certification guidelines help architects and builders create comfortable, super-energy-efficient houses.
After centuries of evolution in building technology, the basic needs of comfort and durability are still the driving forces behind high-quality home design and construction.
In his book Water in Buildings: An Architect’s Guide to Moisture and Mold, research architect William B. Rose makes building science both understandable and interesting.
This elegant living room space had “a long road to travel” to get to its current state. The designer puts it this way . . . “You know those silly…
This water-impermeable layer beneath the siding protects walls from rain and snow, and often functions as a building's air barrier.
This hand-crafted, modern house balances a contemporary design connected to the land with enviable energy efficiency.
An overview of the materials and systems that will lead to big energy savings and comfort.
This compact guest house packs in a ton of beautiful and useful details, including 2 sleeping lofts, a cozy deck, and an eclectic assortment of new and reclaimed materials.
Three indoor units provide the right mix of comfort and efficiency for this well-insulated but complex floor plan.
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