• The Sage feels much larger than its 1,447 square feet, the judges commented.

    Merit Award

    A compact lot and small footprint don't stop this ultra-green demonstration home from living large.

     
  • A traditional barn-like exterior combines with an extensive list of sustainability-boosting details, including reclaimed timbers; locally sourced trim, ceilings, flooring, and pavers; and solar electric and water. The efforts paid off with a HERS rating of 27 and certifications to LEED-Platinum and NGBS-Emerald.

    Merit Award

    A traditional barn-like exterior combines with an extensive list of sustainability-boosting details in this high-performance home.

     
  • The architects transformed the cramped first floor into an airy, open layout. Skylights, clerestory windows, and a two-story window wall in the stairway flood the space with natural light.

    Merit Award

    A new setback second story, an opened-up layout, and an updated front facade modernize this 1930s cottage.

     
  • The Labron Residence in suburban Dallas was designed as a modernist take on a treehouse.

    Merit Award

    A modern take on a treehouse, this home's second-level great room, window walls, and balconies keep residents connected to lush outdoor space.

     
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    Merit Award

    A gentle facelift of the existing home combines with a modern, edgy rear addition.

     
  • High transoms along the roofline heighten the indoor-outdoor connection and frame distant views.

    2010 EcoHome Design Awards

    10 green-built homes that creatively balance beauty and performance.

     
  • The Incredibly Green Home in Bethesda, Md., is one of the first houses in the country to achieve both LEED-Platinum and NGBS-Emerald certifications.

    Merit Award

    Arts-and-Crafts details mingle with an abundance of healthy and efficient products in this top-rated infill home.

     
  • Outdoor rooms separated by telescoping glass walls extend the cozy living space. Among the reclaimed materials is this vibrant pendant light crafted from an old buoy from Washington's Puget Sound, furthering the home's rustic sophistication.

    Grand Award

    Vertical integration and abundant indoor-outdoor connections help this rustic-modern home work in harmony with its steep infll lot.

     
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    Grand Award

    LEED-Platinum prototype production home combines high-performance features with flexible design details.

     
  • The design team set out to build a home that is not only sustainable, but also that is appropriate for the homeowners' lifestyle, is respectful of their memories of the cabin that the house replaced, and is perfectly suited to the characteristics of the site. Modern technologies blend with a cottage-esque design that takes architectural cues from the original structure.

    Merit Award

    Sustainbly built waterfront home connects residents to the outdoors while retaining some inspirations--and materials--from the cabin it replaced.

     
  • High transoms along the roofline heighten the indoor-outdoor connection and frame distant views.

    Grand Award

    Spatial separation and flexible mechanical zoning help balance seasonal occupancy swings in this custom home overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

     
  • Alex Wilson Selected for the 2010 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing

    Annual $50,000 award from The Hanley Foundation and EcoHome recognizes visionary environmental building editor, educator, and advocate.