Green Building

Tuesday, Dec 2 2014
Some houses fit so well on their site that the two are almost inseparable. That’s the case with this vacation home, built on the forested grounds of a former quarry. The casual, meandering building... Read more »
Monday, Nov 10 2014
After building their primary residence in the traditional way, two Californians went the modular route and ended up with a two-story green vacation home that was conceived and built in only nine... Read more »
Wednesday, Nov 5 2014
A group of students and faculty members from the University of Tennessee has reinterpreted an 80-year-old regional housing model and updated it with smart design, sustainable materials and high-... Read more »
Wednesday, Oct 15 2014
Rather than pursue a run of the mill remodel, New York City-base A.M. Benzing Architects extended and updated the 1963 home to be net-zero and Passive House certified. Located north of New York in... Read more »
Monday, Oct 13 2014
KB Home, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, has debut a new model home that emphasizes water and energy-efficiency. The highly-efficient Double ZeroHouse 3.0 is the first net-zero KB... Read more »
Monday, Sep 29 2014
Architect Maricarmen Martinez frequently has advertising agencies come knocking at her door: They want to shoot their ads in the house she designed for herself and her family in Coconut Grove, Miami’... Read more »
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
Faced with a site adjacent to a wetland in need of reclamation, Josh Wynne Construction designed and built a high-performance, green home with a HERS index of minus 22. “Power Haus is a... Read more »
Wednesday, Sep 10 2014
Austin, Texas, is a cultural hotbed, as seen through its South by Southwest conference, barbecue options and its liberal politics. It is also literally hot, occasionally exceeding 110 degrees during... Read more »
Sunday, Jul 6 2014
The American Honda Motor Co. has completed a new sustainable, zero-carbon smart home that will serve as a residence for a University of California, Davis, faculty member but also will be a living... Read more »
Wednesday, Apr 30 2014
Architectural student Cameron Huber’s design for a high performance/high design home has won first place in the 2014 perFORM House Design Competition. Organized by Portland, Ore.-based... Read more »