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Sustainability Pioneers: 5 Brands To Watch

These leading manufacturers are committed to creating a more sustainable future for the building industry. Here are the steps they're taking to accomplish just that...




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Affordable Housing

Chasing Affordable Zero

Is it possible to build net-zero energy ready affordable homes?

Energy efficiency

High-Performance Habit

Even though my wife and I undertook a whole-house renovation of our 1909 Victorian a few years ago, we’re already thinking about our next project. We…

Backstory

Backstory: Logical Thinking

How a small architecture and construction firm in Maine became a leader in the prefab and passive House movements

Energy efficiency

Q + A: Designing a Sustainable Future

Stephanie Horowitz, of ZeroEnergy Design, talks about how builders and designers can dip into energy-efficient homes and embrace sustainable building

Design

High-Performance Custom Homes: Systemic Sustainability in Cape Cod

This Cap Cod home achieves energy efficiency and high performance with common materials

Design

High-Performance Custom Homes: Putting Down Roots With the Dogtrot Barn

Custom homes that are durable, comfortable, and healthy for their owners and the planet

Design

High-Performance Custom Home: Transforming Old Into Net Zero

Architect Donald Powers wanted his 100-year-old cottage to be the epitome of energy efficiency. So he transformed it into a net-zero home.

Best Practices

Resilient Design: Ready for Natural Disasters

Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

Design

Diplomacy Goes A Long Way With Infill

Custom infill projects require architects and builders to play nice with neighbors and planning officials

Design

Custom Homes Lead The Way In Sustainability

A range of smart building practices ensure long-term livability and good business sense

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