Meet the house plan that won the energy-efficient category in the 2015 HOWIEs.
Thanks to a successful public-private partnership to rebuild New Orelans after Hurricane Katrina, the city offers lessons in energy efficient home building.
What you can learn from so-called Passive House Design -- i.e. houses with very low energy use -- and apply to the building of any home.
FreeGreen's entire library of energy-efficient plans is now part of the Houseplans.com inventory.
Green design and development experts share what you need to know before breaking ground.
Architect/Sculptor/Furniture Designer Olle Lundberg's cabin in the Northern California woods.
A Maine architect designs Michigan's first certified Passive House to be rooted in tradition.
Energy efficient design through common sense approaches to seals, HVAC, water use, and the selection of appliances and fixtures.
Selecting the right windows and lighting is essential for an energy-efficient home.
High performance windows and doors are key elements in the passive design of the Karuna House.
Building an energy efficient house begins with orientation to the sun and taking advantage of thermal mass.
Explaining how electric and hydronic radiant heat in floors works, and the basic ways to use it.
Newsflash: 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs are no more.The new LED replacements last much much longer.
Announcing Sarah Susanka's innovative new 2 bedroom 2 bath Not So Big Bungalow plan.
Touring the energy-efficient, light-filled house of husband-and-wife architectural team Buzz Yudell and Tina Beebe.
Six key elements work together to make this house appealing: insulation for an R-50 SIP wall assembly and an R-60 foundation; triple-glazed windows; diligent air-sealing; minimized risk of thermal bridging; attention to indoor-air quality; and a super-insulated slab foundation that picks up heat during the day and releases it slowly at night.