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    EHDA Merit Award: Hacienda Ja Ja

    The compact footprint of this LEED-Platinum Texas home preserves existing live oak trees and promotes passive design.

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    EHDA Grand Award: Primera Terra

    The condo community achieved LEED-Platinum thanks in part to its walkable urban location.

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    Earth First

    A pioneering house fares well during sustainability's ascent.

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    It's the Architecture!

    The industry is entering a new era in sustainable design, with focus returning to architecture.

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    A Vision for Prefab

    Applying architecture to production-level net-zero-energy prefab building modules may help revive the industry.

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    15 Advances in Residential Practice

    As we've watched the profession evolve in the past 15 years, these means and methods have become some of architecture's best practices.

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    Reverse Engineering

    Modeling future scenarios in an ongoing energy crisis.

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    Product Review: Interior Paint

    Here's how to use the latest criteria to find the best interior paint options.

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    A Passion for Performance

    DOE's Sam Rashkin receives The 2012 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.

  • Smart House? How About a Smart City?

    A company called Living PlanIT is building a new city in northern Portugal that will apply computer monitoring and control technology to the task of managing an entire urban environment.

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