Energy Efficiency

Cool Energy Conserving House Plans

Go green with these home designs and tips.

Cool Energy-Efficient Concrete Homes (As Lumber Prices Rise)

Have you heard about how lumber prices are up? Consider concrete-framed homes as an energy-efficient alternative.

How To Place Your Home for Maximum Solar Benefits

You've got a lot. Now how should you place your home to get the best natural lighting and cooling?

Sustainable Architecture Pioneer David Hertz

Sustainability expert David Hertz has a new book on resource efficient design. Time for an interview!

Photovoltaics Have Improved!

Boyce reports that photovoltaic systems for converting sunlight to electricity have become more efficient and affordable.

Salvaged Wood for Your Home

David interviews a renowned Northern California woodworker for his tips on using recycled wood.

Net Zero Energy in the Round

How the circular houses by modular builder Deltec are designed for super energy efficiency.

Architectural Recycling

A brief history of recycling -- from Ancient Romans re-purposing an Egyptian obelisk to a 21st century architect using parts of a 747 airplane for a new house.

Demonstration Eco Farmhouse

Boyce tours a new farmhouse in Georgia designed to showcase sustainability.

For Earth Day: Eco Building Resources

A round-up of today's eco-friendly materials and finishes for your new home.

Net-Zero Water Use Demonstration House

Boyce reports on demonstration homes pointing the way toward net-zero water use at the Greenbuild 2015 International Conference & Expo held in Washington, D. C in November.

Modern Fireplace Trends

Experts weigh in on a hot topic! Should your fireplace be wood-burning or gas?