Modernist Green Makeover

Modernist Green Makeover

A 1938 Modernist masterpiece was rescued from ruin with a major renovation. The project honored historic details but added upgrades such as a geothermal heat pump, spray foam insulation.

Steel panel home rises

Steel panel home rises

Blue Sky Building Systems teamed with architect Jim Jennings to create the Desert 2 steel house made with panels fabricated offsite. It was built in 5 months and incorporates a variety of sustainable building techniques.

Log homes blend sustainably grown timber and hi-tech solutions

Log homes blend sustainably grown timber and hi-tech solutions

True North Log Homes uses sustainably grown timber for its homes and incorporates building techniques to ensure a tight thermal envelope. Here's a look at the Citadel III floor plan.

Honda launches smart green home to integrate electric vehicle charging

Honda launches smart green home to integrate electric vehicle charging

A demonstration home by Honda will showcase the technology behind net-zero energy living, including a vehicle charging station powered by solar panels.

Homebuilder brings Energy Star-rated homes to the masses

Homebuilder brings Energy Star-rated homes to the masses

Since 2010 Grayhawk homes has exclusively built Energy Star rated homes in Georgia, Alabama and Iowa, in prices from the $110s to the $350s. The company is working to bring high-performance homes to the value-oriented home buyer.

Building Science behind the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Building Science behind the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Take a look at some of the building science techniques behind the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The home is designed to be 55 percent more energy efficient than a home built to the minimum energy code requirements.

ProudGreenHome at Serenbe Construction Progess

ProudGreenHome at Serenbe Construction Progess

Building professionals, green home advocates, residents and many others toured the pre-dry wall phase where builder Luis Imery presented some of the building science behind the walls.

New Denver development includes Energy Star-rated homes with solar power

New Denver development includes Energy Star-rated homes with solar power

Brookfield Homes as unveiled its "Home Evolved" line up of homes that deliver high performance as well as a high level of livability for active families.

First US Active House opens its doors for visitors

First US Active House opens its doors for visitors

While not everything was finished, the first U.S. Active House opened its doors to the public on March 9.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe construction begins

Proud Green Home at Serenbe construction begins

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe is under construction by the Imery Group. The home is designed to be a net zero residence that produces as much energy as it uses.

Garage remodel turns into energy-efficient guest house

Garage remodel turns into energy-efficient guest house

In San Diego, homeowners Justin and Stacy Brown remodeled their garage into an energy-efficient guest house.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Co.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Co.

Tiny homes, as small as 84 square feet, are part of the tiny home movement across the U.S.

Cornell creates indoor turf oasis

Cornell creates indoor turf oasis

At Cornell, indoor turf areas are an oasis for students seeking relaxation during finals week.

Beauty in sustainable landscaping

Beauty in sustainable landscaping

The beauty of sustainable landscaping is unmatched.

New finishes replace stainless steel appliances

New finishes replace stainless steel appliances

Stainless steel is waning in popularity, as appliance manufacturers are debuting new colors. Check out the latest white ice finish from Whirlpool and GE's new matte slate finish.

Eco-friendly kitchen design

Eco-friendly kitchen design

Make your kitchen more eco-friendly by using sustainable flooring, cabinets, water-saving devices and more.

Toto creates new biofuel-powered motorcycle

Toto creates new biofuel-powered motorcycle

If you've ever dreamed of riding on an oversized three-wheeled toilet seat powered by poo, now you'll get your chance. Toto debuted its Toilet Bike Neo and the motorcycle runs on biofuel, aka animal waste and sewage.

Make your bathroom eco-friendly

Make your bathroom eco-friendly

Beautiful, modern design and eco-friendly fixtures are easy to combine when remodeling your bathroom.

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