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.
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.
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.
The Earth Advantage Institute has transformed itself from a utility-based energy conservation program to a fully encompassed sustainability program.
Last year about 100,000 people came to the National Mall in Washington D.C. to view the homes entered in the Solar Decathlon.
To encourage residents in southern Nevada to embrace sustainable landscaping strategies, the Southern Nevada Water Authority pays homeowners to remove thirsty grass landscapes.
Located in the Oakland Hills where 3,000 homes burned in the 1991 Oakland fire storm, the Margarido House earned a LEED Platinum rating.
This home, designed by Hurt Partners Architects exemplifies the firms 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.
Hurt Partners Architects was asked to remodel, and sensitively expand, a house that contributes to the Old-West-Austin Historic District.