Green Design

The five-bedroom home feels like a resort, with a row of guest suites lined up along the entry courtyard. The master suite takes up an entire corner of the house, with a spa-like master bath that stretches longer than the sleeping area itself.

December 08, 2016

Professional Builder’s Show Village and the New American Home make for a record number of show homes at this year’s International Builders’ Show

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November 07, 2016

Builders and architects report on their challenges with high-performance homes

September 01, 2016
September 01, 2016
June 06, 2016

Congress will need to reconcile the Act with a similar bill that was recently passed. A reconciled bill would pass through the House and Senate before reaching President Obama.

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

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

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)

October 09, 2015

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

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

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


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