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Santa Fe Architect Designs a Net Zero Home For Less
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Santa Fe Architect Designs a Net Zero Home For Less

Vahid Mojarrab and VOLKsHouse LLC are building cost-effective, passive home concepts. Read more

The Dangers Of Below-Grade Foundation
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The Dangers Of Below-Grade Foundation

Foundations should rise at least six inches above soil line; the higher the better. Read more

Home Air Conditioners Across America
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Home Air Conditioners Across America

The share of new homes with cooling systems is on the rise, and here’s why. Read more

Off-Grid Tiny Home Built As Affordable Housing Solution
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Off-Grid Tiny Home Built As Affordable Housing Solution

Modular Lifestyles offers solar battery-run home under 700 square ft. Read more

More Americans May Be in Harm's Way of Next Big Hurricane
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More Americans May Be in Harm's Way of Next Big Hurricane

When the next big coastal storm hits, the damage could be monumental, scientists... Read more

DARPA is Researching Self-Repairing Building Materials
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DARPA is Researching Self-Repairing Building Materials

​​The agency is focusing on future technologies that allow buildings to grow,... Read more

Avoid Premature Trim Failure
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Avoid Premature Trim Failure

The house was only 28 years old, but poor trim detailing was causing the cladding... Read more

Florida 55+ Community Earns LEED Platinum Certification
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Florida 55+ Community Earns LEED Platinum Certification

A green community in Florida is setting new standards in the green home building... Read more

PetersenDean Announces Expansion
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PetersenDean Announces Expansion

Solar company sees a 400% increase in business since last year. Read more

BuildingGreen Hits 25-Year Milestone
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BuildingGreen Hits 25-Year Milestone

TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter commends BuildingGreen on its 25-year anniversary. Read more

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