Nova Scotia–based engineer and builder Natalie Leonard designs plans for affordable super-insulated homes based on solid building science research.
Explore these examples of high-performance homes to get inspiration for your own energy-saving home projects.
Here's a look at the winners in all six categories of Fine Homebuilding's annual design awards: Best New Home, Best Remodel, Best Small Home, Best Energy-Smart Home, Best Traditional Home, and Editor's Choice.
This is the story of a house, a rain tank, an incredible view, and two homeowners who didn’t quite realize what they were getting themselves into.
Controlling air movement through the walls and ceilings is a key step toward comfort, energy efficiency, and building durability.
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.
Indoor fireplaces don't work well in superinsulated houses, so these California homeowners decided to meet their nostalgic need for a wood burner by putting it on the covered patio.
The Fine Homebuilding staff gives their best advice for improving leaky board-and-batten walls, buying old houses, keeping HVAC systems within conditioned space, and safely venting gas appliances.
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
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