Green Design



2015 DOE Solar Decathlon winner, Sure House
Features
January 15, 2016

Renewable energy systems meet smart design in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 contest

The New American Home 2016, Henderson, Nev., designed and built by Element Design | Build (Photo: Jeff Davis, Jeff Davis Photography).

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The home puts a premium on indoor air quality, but it's also water-wise and energy-smart

Renewable energy, such photovoltaics, doesn't necessarily make a building green. Photo: David Hawgood/Creative Commons

Renewable energy, such photovoltaics, doesn't necessarily make a building green. Photo: David Hawgood/Creative Commons

Features
October 05, 2015

After more than a decade in the field, the engineer and building scientist has played a role in certifying more than 6,000 green homes and apartments in 10 states

Solar Decathlon 2015 Prototype Homes Open for Tours

Farhana Rahman of the New York City College of Technology sands the rails that supports the team's ramp on Day 9 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

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October 09, 2015

Some participating teams constructed homes that address resiliency toward environmental changes and disasters in their respective home regions

North American Passive House Network E-book Explains Passivhaus, Net-Zero Techniques

Courtland Place Passive House in Washington. Photo: Rob Harrison/Creative Commons

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September 30, 2015

Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects

Building More Prefab Homes Can Help Construction Go Greener
News
July 10, 2015

Building homes in factories could help reduce the industry’s energy consumption

Water conservation through RESNET's Residential Water Efficiency Rating System.
Features
June 22, 2015

RESNET launched a new Water Efficiency Rating index to give homeowners an indication of their home's water-efficiency.

Passive House Affordable Housing Pops Up Across the Country

Photo: Matt Harris/Flickr

News
May 04, 2015

State housing authorities are starting to take an interest in Passive House standards

The Economic Difficulty of Building “Eco”
News
April 30, 2015

Are homebuyers more interested in being green or saving green?

Close-up ohoto of a water droplet.

Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Features
April 10, 2015

There's more public awareness of the need for water conservation, but the U.S. still has the highest per capita water consumption in the world

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