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Design Details: Above the Fray

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks




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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

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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

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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

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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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One-of-a-Kind Green Homes

These custom-built homes make a strong design statement while delivering a high level of energy and resource efficiency.

Energy efficiency

Green homes continue to grow across the U.S.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that more than 20,000 homes across the United States have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. 

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