More stories about Energy-Efficient Design

  • lifecycle building challenge opens for entries

    The Lifecycle Building Challenge 3, overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will accept competition entries through Aug. 30, 2009. Architects, product developers, educators, environmental leaders, and students are invited to submit bui

  • lean feat

    The goal of Rice Design Alliance and AIA Houston's 99K House Competition seems self-evident.

  • Energy-Efficient Light Fixture From Flux

    Michelle Kaufmann, AIA, partnered with Flux, a Seattle-based industrial design studio, to create Vessel. The snazzy, energy-efficient light fixture comprises a slender, blown-glass cylinder that doubles as a vase and a powder-coated metal base that casts light from both ends.

  • urban flight

    Broadway Court's pleats and folds look like wings, lifting it head and shoulders above the stucco boxes that characterize much of the affordable housing in downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Pugh Scarpa Kodama built simply and economically so it could “splurge

  • the not so wasteful house

    As Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse aptly illustrates, we've come a long way from the days when sustainability was unsightly. Thousands of attendees at this year's International Builders' Show in Orlando toured the 2,660-square-foot house, which marries earth-friendly features with innovation...