Design



Features
April 24, 2013

AvalonBay’s Ava H Street apartment community in Washington, D.C., taps the Millennial mindset with such features as customizable closets and a Twitter wall in the lobby. 

Features
April 24, 2013

The folks at Boral Bricks have known that brick is green for a long time. They’re demonstrating its attributes in three sustainable projects.

News
April 18, 2013

“The first dozen or so attempts to build net-zero [homes] in Oregon fell short because they missed the mark on efficiency and performance,” says Sam Hagerman, co-owner of Hammer & Hand and president of the Passive House Alliance US.

News
April 10, 2013

On Sunday, April 7, the first four families received keys to their homes in the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco Village project in River Falls, Wis.

News
April 10, 2013

Using natural light and environmentally friendly materials are two keys to designing a sustainable home.

News
April 04, 2013

A spring home tour offered by the League of Women Voters in the affluent Boston suburbs of Concord and Carlisle is focused on innovations in energy efficiency, green construction, and issues of accessibility as they relate to house design.

Features
April 01, 2013

Although the idea of a great room has been around for many years, the design and definition have both evolved.

Features
April 01, 2013

Houses are a series of integrated and interrelated components and systems that all affect each other.

Features
April 01, 2013

A look at 14 economical upgrades for single-family homes.

News
March 27, 2013

The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard recently approved by the American National Standards Institute is now available for purchase through BuilderBooks.com in print and e-book formats.

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