Green Projects

Builders and architects plan to certify more high-performance homes, but there‘s a limit as to how green they will go.

Builders used energy-efficient windows in 90 percent of their projects. Photo: Scott Schram/Creative Commons.

November 09, 2015

Builders and architects plan to certify more high-performance homes, but there‘s a limit as to how green they will go.

Steven Baczek architect, Bowen residence
November 08, 2015

Life at net zero suits New England couple

June 26, 2015

The system grades the sustainability of landscapes, including those of single-family homes and commercial properties as well as streetscapes and national parks

Exterior view of the Whirlpool Corp. and Kohler Co. joint research project—the ReNEWW House.
June 26, 2015

The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana

National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program Marks Milestone
June 22, 2015

Home Innovation Reserach Labs recently achieved a major milestone with its National Green Building Standard certification program.

Green Homes Aren’t Green Enough Without Neighbors

Photo courtesy of Grow Community.

April 28, 2015

In wellness communities, homeowners can cut costs and feel less isolated

Professor Alexi Arango's passive house

Photo: courtesy Mount Holyoke College

January 31, 2015

Taking energy-efficiency lessons from theory to practice by building a passive house

July 30, 2014

For the first time, industry professionals have the opportunity to be recognized across several awards programs for their green building accomplishments.

March 20, 2014

Four Oregon organizations come together to create “Net Hope—A Community Collaboration Supporting St. Charles Cancer Center and Zero Net Energy Homes.”

Team Austria’s first place house featured two patios to balance interior and exterior living. 

November 15, 2013

Team Austria receives top honors at the 2013 Solar Decathlon.


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