Product Review: Polaris 9300 Sport pool vacuum

Product Review: Polaris 9300 Sport pool vacuum

The Polaris 9300 Sport is an energy-efficient pool vacuum that uses 90 percent less energy than a typical robotic cleaner. It operates on a 28V power supply and consumes about as much energy as a 70-watt light bulb.

Log homes are inherently green

Log homes are inherently green

Get back to nature with a log home with its inherently green structure in appearance and design.

Vermont slate is a green option for flooring, countertops

Vermont slate is a green option for flooring, countertops

Vermont slate is a solid surface countertop option that is mined in the U.S. and is a green option for kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and more.

Micro home uses reclaimed barnwood

Micro home uses reclaimed barnwood

This micro home uses reclaimed barnwood and a small footprint as a few of the many elements that make it sustainable and green. Read more about Megan Lea's Backyard House.

Aquatic gardens as an art form

Aquatic gardens as an art form

Take one body of water, add plants and, perhaps, a koi or two, and you've got the recipe for a beautiful addition to the garden. Aquatic gardens can easily be elevated to an art form to create more wildlife sanctuaries and a sense of movement in the yard.

2012 Brick in Architecture award winners

2012 Brick in Architecture award winners

There were two residential award winners in the 2012 Brick in Architecture competition. The North Carolina State University chancellor’s residence won Best in Class, Residential.

HGTV Green Home: Before and after images

HGTV Green Home: Before and after images

View before and after images from this year's HGTV Green Home from the HGTV Green Home Giveaway 2012 at Serenbe. The images show before and after shots of some areas of the home.

Spring gardening tips

Spring gardening tips

Spring planting is here and with the unseasonably warm weather leading to earlier than normal planting, some gardeners are concerned with the possibility of early frosts. View photos and Read more about spring gardening.

Kichler Lighting adds new ceiling fans

Kichler Lighting adds new ceiling fans

Kichler Lighting adds 11 new ceiling fans to its lineup.

NAHB IBS: Exhibits at the show

NAHB IBS: Exhibits at the show

A wide selection of products were available at the 2012 NAHB International Builders Show, with many offering energy-efficient and eco-friendly features.

Energy efficiency guru rebuilds his home green

Energy efficiency guru rebuilds his home green

An energy efficiency guru opted to rebuild his home rather than remodel, in order to save costs and reduce utility bills. The new home includes green features such as geothermal heating and cooling, products to improve indoor air quality and more.

Home remodeling images from Staying Put

Home remodeling images from Staying Put

Architect Duo Dickinson's new book Staying Put shows practical ways of reworking a house in order to make it more livable.

Not So Big Showhouse

Not So Big Showhouse

The Not So Big Showhouse was designed by architect and author Sarah Susanka. The space is perfectly tailored to human scale and features smart design, energy-efficient features and a modifiable floor plan.

Ruby Springs pre-fab home in Big Sky Country

Ruby Springs pre-fab home in Big Sky Country

This pre-fab home in Ruby Spring, Mont. features hydraulic screens to create passive heating and cooling within the 1,888-square-foot structure.

Montana vacation home

Montana vacation home

The Zimmer family built an eco-friendly vacation home on the upper banks of the Yellowstone River.

Dwell Development builds green homes in Seattle

Dwell Development builds green homes in Seattle

Dwell Development builds innovative green homes in walkable Seattle neighborhoods.

Solar Decathlon 2011

Solar Decathlon 2011

The DOE Solar Decathlon is a program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. This year's competition was in Washington, D.C.

Scenes from Serenbe

Scenes from Serenbe

Serenbe, a 1,000-acre sustainable community near Atlanta, is a remarkable development unlike any other.

Passive home design from Cook+Fox Architects

Passive home design from Cook+Fox Architects

This Syracuse, NY home features low-tech, passive strategies as the foundation of the home's green design concept and affordability. The design won the From The Ground Up Housing Competition.

Minnesota green home is near net zero

Minnesota green home is near net zero

This residence in Apple Valley, Minn., was designed by the owner, Dave Solner, a LEED-accredited architect with Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. after a storm destroyed much of the back of his 5-acre property.

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