Energy-Efficient Design

The Compromise Between Costly Energy-Saving Features and Utility Savings
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The Compromise Between Costly Energy-Saving Features and Utility Savings

A report from the NAHB shows that potential home buyers are placing more emphasis... More

Black Apple Pocket Community Brings High-Performance Homes to Suburban Arkansas
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Black Apple Pocket Community Brings High-Performance Homes to Suburban Arkansas

The neighborhood emphasizes traditional Ozark architecture as well as a friendlier... More

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Congress Extends Tax Deductions on Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Congress Extends Tax Deductions on Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings

The legislation authorizes deductions for buildings and renovations completed in 2014. More

Four “Do’s” of Selling High-Performance Homes
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Four “Do’s” of Selling High-Performance Homes

If the high-performance home market is booming, why do some builders feel that... More

Homes in UK Exemplify Better Building Strategies
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Homes in UK Exemplify Better Building Strategies

New report reveals lower energy use per home over past four decades. How does the... More

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Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development

As one of today’s most notorious designers in New York, Robert Scarano, Jr., claims that he has reformed his filing practices. But is his newfound evangelization of sustainable design a convenient cover for business as usual? More

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Beyond Bricks and Mortar Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Land use governs our present and future opportunities. More

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Get Caught Up on Green Building Rating Systems Get Caught Up on Green Building Rating Systems

You may know the forthcoming LEED v4 inside and out, but other green building certification programs are pushing the industry forward as well. More

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Doctor Spec: Reach for the Sun Doctor Spec: Reach for the Sun

A guide to understanding photovoltaic systems for residential applications. More

Book Review: The Greenest Home
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Book Review: The Greenest Home

A new book on superinsulated and passive house design, by Julie Torres Moskovitz. More

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