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How Builders Are Meeting the Call for Net Zero Energy Homes
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How Builders Are Meeting the Call for Net Zero Energy Homes

By 2020, California's goal is to have all new homes produce as much energy as they... Read more

This House is Constructed from 15 Tons of Rubble
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This House is Constructed from 15 Tons of Rubble

The bricks forming the facade of this tall, skinny house in Rotterdam, designed by... Read more

An Energy-Efficient, Angular Wooden House in the Czech Countryside
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An Energy-Efficient, Angular Wooden House in the Czech Countryside

This energy-efficient wooden home, designed by Prague-based firm, ASGKDesign, is a... Read more

The Bricks In This House Are Made From Industrial Waste
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The Bricks In This House Are Made From Industrial Waste

StoneCycling recycles the garbage from local factories and eliminates the... Read more

Ecocapsule: A Tiny Solar-and-Wind-Powered Mobile Home
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Ecocapsule: A Tiny Solar-and-Wind-Powered Mobile Home

A Slovakian startup has designed a little off-the-grid place that you can call... Read more

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7 Ways Biophilic Design Can Enhance Indoor Environments 7 Ways Biophilic Design Can Enhance Indoor Environments

Human beings not only respond positively to nearby nature, but to variation in biophilic patterns and strategies. Here are some of the lesser known benefits of biophilic design and ways to utilize them through interior design. Read more

Highlights of the AIA's Design Home Trends Survey
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Highlights of the AIA's Design Home Trends Survey

Recent data shows that homeowners are responding to the continuing recovery of the... Read more

NIST Test House Ends its First Year with Energy Surplus
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NIST Test House Ends its First Year with Energy Surplus

The experimental net-zero-energy residence produced more energy than it consumed... Read more

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Water Efficiency Water Efficiency

Matt Risinger's Green Building Blog offers video, photos, and expert advice on high-performance construction, green building products, and fine craftsmanship. Read more

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Clever Storage Stair From Repurposed Studs Clever Storage Stair From Repurposed Studs

Stair treads flow into bookshelves all made from repurposed 100-year-old Douglas fir wall studs. Read more

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