Timbercreek net-zero home

Timbercreek net-zero home

Energy efficiency is the highlight of the home – the 42 solar panels deliver enough energy each year to zero out utility payments for its owners.

A look inside Pardee Homes’ LivingSmart residences

A look inside Pardee Homes’ LivingSmart residences

In May, Pardee Homes was named Green Building Corporate Advocate of the Year at the 12th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Raleigh, N.C. The company has built more than 10,000 green homes over the last 10 years.

Cape Cod beach house: green with a view

Cape Cod beach house: green with a view

This home, designed by Boston-based ZeroEnergyDesign, has a spectacular west-facing view of the water and sunset and utilizes near net-zero energy, photovoltaic system, geothermal heating and cooling.

Earth Advantage certified green homes

Earth Advantage certified green homes

The Earth Advantage Institute has transformed itself from a utility-based energy conservation program to a fully encompassed sustainability program.

Solar Decathlon participants reach for the stars

Solar Decathlon participants reach for the stars

Last year about 100,000 people came to the National Mall in Washington D.C. to view the homes entered in the Solar Decathlon.

Southern Nevada Water Authority green landscaping contest

Southern Nevada Water Authority green landscaping contest

To encourage residents in southern Nevada to embrace sustainable landscaping strategies, the Southern Nevada Water Authority pays homeowners to remove thirsty grass landscapes.

The Margarido House - Oakland, Calif.

The Margarido House - Oakland, Calif.

Located in the Oakland Hills where 3,000 homes burned in the 1991 Oakland fire storm, the Margarido House earned a LEED Platinum rating.

Canyon Edge sustainable home

Canyon Edge sustainable home

This home, designed by Hurt Partners Architects exemplifies the firm’s work: designs that are highly responsive to their sites and contexts, in this case a suburban neighborhood on the city limits of Austin accessible only by car.

Historic green home renovation

Historic green home renovation

Hurt Partners Architects was asked to remodel, and sensitively expand, a house that contributes to the Old-West-Austin Historic District.

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