Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

With the Courtyard Rows townhomes at RidgeGate, Thrive is also the first builder in Colorado to offer net zero energy construction in a townhome community.

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Exterior materials were chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance.

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Few builders are bold enough to offer even a one-year guarantee on their homes. Raymond Pruban of Amaris Homes offered a 10-year guarantee on his model home in Afton, Minnesota, promising that it would be a net zero energy performer, producing as much energy as its occupants used each year, for 10 years.

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

They say every man’s home is his castle. This single-story stucco-and-glass house atop a hill above California’s San Pasqual Valley may not look very castle-like, but the home was built with a host of features that make it a veritable fortress against wildfires.

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.

Great Green Home | Depot Road Beacon House by United Way of Long Island

Great Green Home | Depot Road Beacon House by United Way of Long Island

To fulfill a “healthy housing for all” vision, United Way began constructing homes to meet the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program in 2014, and has certified five homes so far, including this one.

Great Green Home | The Depot Neighborhood by Habitat for Humanity

Great Green Home | The Depot Neighborhood by Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region has an inspiring vision for its Depot Neighborhood begun in Traverse City, Michigan - to build each of the community’s single-family homes to be truly affordable homes that harvest and produce all the energy they need over the course of a year.

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.

Great Green Home | The Emery by Addison Homes

Great Green Home | The Emery by Addison Homes

“Minimizing environmental impact while maximizing home owner value” is one way Addison Homes sums up its construction philosophy.

Great Green Home | Glendale by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity

Great Green Home | Glendale by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity

With its cheerful red siding, white trim, broad front porch, and simple one-story design, the high-performance home constructed by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity in suburban Kalamazoo, Michigan, has a quaint, “prairie schoolhouse” look to it, but it’s what’s inside that matters most.

Modern Homes Take Center Stage in Vancouver

Modern Homes Take Center Stage in Vancouver

The Modern Architecture + Design Society brings its Modern Home Tour back to Vancouver for the 5th year in a row.

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

Although appearing somewhat monumental when first encountered, the residence is actually of a quite intimate scale.

Luxury Apartments Use Smart Technology for Total Control

Luxury Apartments Use Smart Technology for Total Control

The technology provides a higher level of service and comfort to residents, and all of this is done through a single app.

Great Green Home | Emerald Star by Dwell Development

Great Green Home | Emerald Star by Dwell Development

Dwell Development of Seattle has built the “Emerald City’s” first Emerald Star home. The home is also Dwell’s third home to be certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

The first Hawaii “Well” home by Delos focuses on purity of air, water and lighting systems.

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology, this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources.

Great Green Home | Lake Knowles by E2 Homes

Great Green Home | Lake Knowles by E2 Homes

Zero energy homes come in all shapes and sizes. The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home on Lake Knowles in Winter Park, Florida, is a great example of how ultra-modern can also be ultra-efficient.

Great Green Home | The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Great Green Home | The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley takes great pride in building high performance homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate and maintain.

Great Green Home | Invision Zero Home by Addison Homes

Great Green Home | Invision Zero Home by Addison Homes

Addison Homes of Greer, South Carolina, built the “Invision Zero South Carolina” home to prove to its market that a conventionally styled zero energy home that produces as much electricity as it consumes is not only possible, it’s practical.

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