Green Design



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

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

News
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

The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses
News
April 03, 2015

A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door

Honda Smart House Tracks Family's Use of Energy

Photo courtesy of Honda Smart House US.

News
March 23, 2015
Young couple aspires to buy a home
Features
March 05, 2015

If you’re only selling energy efficiency, then you're not seeng the big picture, and you may even be alienating young buyers

Louisville Development to Be Largest Geothermal Community in the U.S.

Google Streetview of Norton Commons.

News
February 19, 2015

A ground-source heat pump will be required in every unit.

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