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Students Envision Net-Zero Homes of the FutureStudents Envision Net-Zero Homes of the Future

Want to get an idea of what energy-efficient construction will look like in a few years? Check out the winners of the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition. Read more

Are You Ready for Building Science Boot Camp?
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Are You Ready for Building Science Boot Camp?

If you're serious about durable, energy-efficient homes, Joe Lstiburek's... Read more

Water Conservation Takes Center Stage With New Rating System
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Water Conservation Takes Center Stage With New Rating System

The Water Efficiency Rating Index being developed by RESNET will provide an easy... Read more

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Wood Buildings are Cheaper and CleanerWood Buildings are Cheaper and Cleaner

Director of Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at Yale University makes an argument for building with wood. Read more

Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
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Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to...

Dwell's Hannah Wallace reports on the projects that are helping passive design... Read more

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California's Residential Utility Rate Reform Impacts SolarCalifornia's Residential Utility Rate Reform Impacts Solar

The long-awaited proposal to reform the multi-tiered rate structures for California utilities' residential customers is a mixed bag for solar. Read more

Nevada Designer Offers DIY EcoHomes
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Nevada Designer Offers DIY EcoHomes

By combining prefabricated components with standard construction, the G Home is... Read more

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Green Homes in Washington, D.C. Sell for 23% MoreGreen Homes in Washington, D.C. Sell for 23% More

New research by the Institute for Market Transformation has found that high-performance homes in the District of Columbia sell for more than traditional homes. Read more

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Tiny Houses are Catching OnTiny Houses are Catching On
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Winners and Losers in the California DroughtWinners and Losers in the California Drought

As the California drought continues, homebuilders fear the housing market may dry up, too. But for some trade contractors it's more boon than gloom, reports BUILDER's sister publication JLC. Read more

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