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Great Green Home | ICF Home by Charis Homes

Charis Homes built the first U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home in the state of Ohio. The high-performance home, completed in 2015 in Richfield, Ohio, also earned Charis Homes its first Housing Innovation Award from DOE.

Great Green Home | Revive Sustainable Multifamily Living by Philgreen Construction

The modern, three-story highly insulated townhomes at the REVIVE community in Fort Collins, Colorado have geothermal heating and cooling and a shed roof pitched at just the right angle to maximize solar electric production from the roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. The townhomes received a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.

Great Green Home | Dominica Way by Amaris Homes

When you think of home building in the “land of 10,000 lakes,” water conservation may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but for the home buyers of this award-winning custom home, who were recent transplants from drought-stricken...

Luxury Geothermal Home Hits Market at $34 Million

It's a record setting price, eclipsing last month's record sale of $23 million in the same Vail Village neighborhood.

Great Green Home | The Villas at Rocketts Landing by Health-E-Community Enterprises of Virginia

Getting acknowledged as builder of the most energy-efficient home in the state was not good enough for Jay Epstein, owner of Health-E-Community Enterprises of Virginia. When he heard about the U.

Rocky Mountain Low: Colorado Passive House Battles Winter Temps

High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.

Seattle Developer Completes 3 Net Zero Ready Homes

The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.

Great Green Home | Sonny Boy Lane by Insulsteel Building Enclosures

When a rare tornado touched down on Johns Island on the coast of South Carolina, all of the homes in its path sustained considerable damage except for one–a two-story, 3,756-ft² custom home built by Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC, to the criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

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

United Way built this 1,890-square-foot home in Deer Park, Long Island, New York, to the performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. The United Way home’s average projected utility bills will be less than $60 a month thanks to a solar photovoltaic system and a high-performance building envelope.

Great Green Home | Row Homes at RidgeGate by Thrive Home Builders

Row Homes at RidgeGate by Thrive Home Builders, a high-performance multifamily unit in Denver, Colorado, was built to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Dells at Cathedral Point by Mandalay Homes

This high-performance home is a 2,207-square-foot home in Prescott, Arizona, built to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | High-Performance Bungalow by Imery & Co.

This High-Performance Bungalow, by Imery & Co., is a 2,194-square-foot home in Roswell, Georgia, built to the performance criteria of the U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

TexZen Tiny Homes Take Over Austin For the Holidays [Photos]

Tiny homes are all the rage around Austin, Texas, and the TexZen Tiny Home Co. has launched its newest model in the time for the holidays. Suzanne Braden, founder of TexZen Tiny Home Co., announced today the completion of the company’s newest tiny home model.

Prefab Homes and Small Homes Trends Combine in New Book

The latest book from author Sheri Koones explores the beauty, variety, design, and positive benefits of small-scale, prefab construction.

Solar Community Makes Net Zero the New Normal

By meeting Built Green’s rigorous green standards, Lakeview exceeds the already high Washington State energy code by more than 50%.

Retrofitting a New Hampshire Cape Home With Energy Recovery Ventilation

Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded cape home in southern New Hampshire for a couple with a Zehnder Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system. The house had been air sealed to reduce leakage and save energy within the last couple years, but lack of adequate ventilation caused indoor air quality and mold growth.

KB Home ProjeKt Looks at the Future of Green Building

The home is an example of how innovative technologies can help residential units meet rigorous green building standards.

New Premium Appliance Lines Designed For Smaller Kitchens

In a Tiny House, a smaller traditional home, or a multifamily setting, kitchen space may be at a premium, and finding high quality appliances that fit can be challenging.

2016 Marvin Architects Challenge winners named

A 4,000-square-foot vacation home that uses floor-to-ceiling windows to blend exterior and interior living won the Best in Show award

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