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ADEX Offers Solar on Nomadic Structures

ADEX Offers Solar On Nomadic Structures

ADEX is a proposed prefabricated module-based living unit. The construction and energy-resource systems contemplate ADEX’s adaptation to any given ...more

Albatros (Netherlands)

Albatros (Netherlands)

Owned by the Royal Dutch Navy, the Albatros building was formerly accommodation barracks for naval officers. The Navy was intent on demolishing it ...more

Amory Lovins Uber Solar Home (Colorado)

Amory Lovins Uber Solar Home (Colorado)

At about 8,000 feet elevation, Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins' house (RMI's original headquarters) serves as an office and a showcase ...more

Art Tec Is Sun-Powered in Maine (USA)

Art Tec Is Sun-Powered In Maine (USA)

Guy Marsden and his wife live in coastal Woolwich, Maine, USA, where the winters are cold and snowy, but they stay warm and cozy thanks to the sun ...more

AustriaHaus Brings Passive House to Canada

AustriaHaus Brings Passive House To Canada

AustriaHaus is a Passiv Haus that uses approximately one-tenth the energy of a similar-sized building that uses standard North American construction ...more

BaleHaus Passive Home (UK)

BaleHaus Passive Home (UK)

The BaleHaus green building, designed by White Design Architects, uses ModCell Straw cladding panels, to provide a super-insulated home, made from ...more

Bass Cove Zero Energy Idea House (Seattle, USA)

Bass Cove Zero Energy Idea House (Seattle, USA)

The Zero Energy Idea House at Bass Cove, in Washington State, will provide approximately 5 kW of electricity to the home from its rooftop ...more

BedZED Works Towards Zero Energy (UK)

BedZED Works Towards Zero Energy (UK)

The eco-village of BedZED was initially developed to become carbon neutral. Seven years after its completion, studies revealed that BedZED's basic ...more

Bessancourt Passiv Haus Certified (France)

Bessancourt Passiv Haus Certified (France)

A home in Bessancourt, France, is oriented on its site to take advantage of the southern exposure. Designed by the French firm Karawitz Architecture, ...more

Bethesda Zero Energy Home (Maryland, USA)

Bethesda Zero Energy Home (Maryland, USA)

Not far from Washington, D.C., the Bethesda Zero Energy House produces more power than it uses with a rooftop 9.6 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array ...more

Blue House Is Passive Green (Seattle, USA)

Blue House Is Passive Green (Seattle, USA)

A Green Building That's Blue By David Sokol, Green Source Magazine, December 2010 - The Lehman Brothers collapse did well by Joseph Hurley, AIA, ...more

BrightBuilt Barn Prefab Is Net Zero (Maine, USA)

BrightBuilt Barn Prefab Is Net Zero (Maine, USA)

The BrightBuilt Barn is an attempt to push the envelope of sustainable design and green building. It is the practical outcome of an in-depth ...more

California Off-Grid Home Split in Two

California Off-Grid Home Split In Two

This 1750-square-foot, off-the-grid residence in the California Gold Country, outside the town of Murphys, was designed as a summer and winter ...more

Cargotecture Brings Cargo Containers Home

Cargotecture Brings Cargo Containers Home

A Recycled Green Building System The term Cargotecture was coined by HyBrid Architecture of Seattle 2003 to describe any building system built ...more

Chenequa Home Spirals in Control

Chenequa Home Spirals In Control

The Chenequa Residence is a single family home near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed by organic architect Robert Oshatz. The house is designed in ...more

Chicago Residential Wind Turbine (Illinois, USA)

Chicago Residential Wind Turbine (Illinois, USA)

Doug Snower's neighbors in Highland Park stared hard when the silver and blue wind turbine first appeared on his garage roof. While it could pass for ...more

Civano Solar Community in Tucson, Arizona (USA)

Civano Solar Community In Tucson, Arizona (USA)

The Community of Civano, located in the southeast part of Tucson, is, according to its planners, "an antidote to urban sprawl's five banes: loss of ...more

CO2 Saver House Has Loam Walls (Poland)

CO2 Saver House Has Loam Walls (Poland)

By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved ...more

Dome House (International)

Dome House (International)

Dubbed the “habitat for the 21st century,” the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% ...more

Earthships Dig Their Heels Into the Hillside

Earthships Dig Their Heels Into The Hillside

An Earthship is a type of passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, NM, the ...more

Eco-Development Is All-Natural (Latvia)

Eco-Development Is All-Natural (Latvia)

A Latvian billionaire created a housing development in Cēsis, Latvia, where he purchased over 3000 hectares of wild forest, a terrain rich in hills ...more

EcoSense House Has Style, Zero Waste

EcoSense House Has Style, Zero Waste

For a Vancouver Island, Canada, couple, the objective was to live a reasonable life where their home becomes an extension of nature; where the ...more

Eko Kuca Is Self-Heating  (Novi Sad, Serbia )

Eko Kuca Is Self-Heating (Novi Sad, Serbia )

Veljko Milkovic is an inventor and, as such, has created designs for an eco-house along with many other energy-saving devices. His self-heating ...more

El Dorado Ranch (Baja, Mexico)

El Dorado Ranch (Baja, Mexico)

El Dorado Ranch is a large resort community entirely powered with an off-grid solar power system. It also offers the option of building with ...more

Ellis Residence Sizzles in Pacific NW (USA)

Ellis Residence Sizzles In Pacific NW (USA)

The ultra-sustainable Ellis Residence is perched on Yeomalt Bluff on Bainbridge Island, overlooking Central Puget Sound and downtown Seattle in the ...more

Enertia Homes Project Hub (USA)

Enertia Homes Project Hub (USA)

In the Enertia® Building System, solid Energy-Engineered(tm) wood walls replace siding, framing, insulation, and paneling. An air flow and access ...more

Enertia House (North Carolina, USA)

Enertia House (North Carolina, USA)

Johnny Cooke of Sustainable Green Builders of the Blue Ridge is letting nature takes its course in providing energy for his new home. A builder in ...more

English Residence Solar House (Massachusetts, USA)

English Residence Solar House (Massachusetts, USA)

This home features a vegetated roof, 2.4 kW grid-tied solar photovoltaic system, pre-plumbed solar hot water system, radiant floor heating on the ...more

Fennell Residence Floats on River (Oregon, USA)

Fennell Residence Floats On River (Oregon, USA)

There's something so romantic about living waterside. Waking up to a dramatic view, whether from the banks of a lake, ocean, river, or even a tiny ...more

Finch House (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Finch House (Denver, Colorado, USA)

The Finch House is a remodel and addition by Doerr Architecture located at 71 South Sherman Street in Denver, Colorado that was completed in 2005. ...more

Fish Singer Place Offers Urban EcoLiving

Fish Singer Place Offers Urban EcoLiving

Undaunted by the economic downturn, Martha Rose of Martha Rose Construction (MRC) has just completed four new, urban homes that are for sale and ...more

Floating House Welcomes Sunlight (Seattle)

Floating House Welcomes Sunlight (Seattle)

by Nico Saieh - Continuing a long and distinguished history of floating homes in Seattle, this new floating home is located on Lake Union, in the ...more

Florida Solar Cracker House

Florida Solar Cracker House

This document describes an energy efficient, solar-powered home that was built near Interlachen, Florida. The original owners/designers lived in the ...more

Flying Cloud Home to  EcoTravelers (USA)

Flying Cloud Home To EcoTravelers (USA)

In the summer of 2009, Kate and John departed on a cross-country journey of discovery and celebration, hope and serendipity. Using a vintage 1962 ...more

Germany

Germany's Solar Decathlon 2009 SurPLUS House

At the 2009 Solar Decathlon, Team Germany from Technische Universität Darmstadt started with a "focus on the façade," creating a house that is ...more

GO Home Passive House in Maine

GO Home Passive House In Maine

The GO Home in Belfast, Maine, is a 1500 square foot, three-bedroom residence that achieves super energy efficiency and construction costs comparable ...more

Going Green at the Beach (Washington State, USA)

Going Green At The Beach (Washington State, USA)

“Going Green at the Beach” set a record by meeting the requirements of these and other residential green building certification programs: - ...more

Grid-Tied Residential Solar Power

Grid-Tied Residential Solar Power

Photovoltaic(PV) Systems convert the sun's light into electricity. When the sun is shining, they are working. The more direct and intense sunlight ...more

Healthy Home Helps Chemical Sensitivities (Yakima, Washington, USA)

Healthy Home Helps Chemical Sensitivities (Yakima, Washington, USA)

Environmental Design + Construction - 2010 - Beneath the veneer of many newly crafted homes and crusty old dwellings, hidden dangers often lurk, ...more

Iranian Homes Carved from Volcanic Rock

Iranian Homes Carved From Volcanic Rock

In northeast Iran, at the foot of Mount Sahand volcano, lies the village of Kandovan where villagers live in cave homes carved out from volcanic ...more

Lava Flow 4 Collects Rainwater

Lava Flow 4 Collects Rainwater

To most people from the mainland, the 50th state conjures images of honeymoons, mai tais, and Magnum, P.I.; but along the southeastern coast of the ...more

LifePod Solar Shed

LifePod Solar Shed

With the option of being utilized as a backyard home office or guest bedroom, the LifePod is a compact showcase of advanced sustainability. Eight ...more

Living Off-Grid on a Rock Island (Canada)

Living Off-Grid On A Rock Island (Canada)

Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed post-glacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest ...more

Los Vecinos Solar Affordable Housing (US)

Los Vecinos Solar Affordable Housing (US)

As the first LEED Platinum-certified affordable multifamily development in Southern California, Los Vecinos set a new standard not only for the ...more

Low Impact Woodland Home (Wales)

Low Impact Woodland Home (Wales)

The low impact, organic design, woodland home built by Simon Dale in Wales conjures images of Hobbits baking bread in tiny hand-made ovens and ...more

Lumenhaus by Virginia Tech Is Mod Solar

Lumenhaus By Virginia Tech Is Mod Solar

Lumenhaus is a zero energy, grid-tied active and passive solar, modular residence that was designed and built by a team of university students at ...more

Maddux Home Is Handmade Solar Straw Bale

Maddux Home Is Handmade Solar Straw Bale

Naomi and Rick Maddux created a strawbale home from scratch, built by hand in Boulder, Colorado. It took them nine years for design and construction, ...more

Maine Island Cabin Is Rugged Off-Grid

Maine Island Cabin Is Rugged Off-Grid

In Penobscott Bay, Maine, a 550-square foot cabin rests among the rocks and trees of the shoreline of Ragged island 20 miles east of the mainland. ...more

Maine Solar House in Cold Climate (USA)

Maine Solar House In Cold Climate (USA)

In the harsh Maine winter, this energy-conscious house produces its own heat, hot water and electricity from the sun that shines on its roof. In ...more

Martha Rose Construction Solar-Ready Homes (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Martha Rose Construction Solar-Ready Homes (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Martha Rose Construction leads the home building industry by building Green High-Performance Homes in the Seattle, Washington, area. In March of ...more

Meridian View Row House Has Solar Chimney

Meridian View Row House Has Solar Chimney

A rooftop pavilion reaches out over Fifteenth Street and frames the amazing view of Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. USA. Warm wood lines the ...more

Mill Valley Residence Sees Green (Roof)

Mill Valley Residence Sees Green (Roof)

The vegetated roofs on a Mill Valley, California, home hop, skip and jump their way down three levels following the slope of the hillside. The living ...more

OKO House

OKO House

The OKO House, designed by Youmehshe Architects, is the first house in the UK to be designed to utilise Vacuum Insulation Panels in a modular ...more

Oregon Bungalow Is Recycled and Passive

Oregon Bungalow Is Recycled And Passive

Over eight years, working nights and weekends, architect Ryan Walsh completely gutted his 1925 bungalow in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland, ...more

Passive House US Imported from Germany

Passive House US Imported From Germany

By Alex Wilson - Originating in Germany twenty years ago and drawing inspiration from the superinsulation and passive solar movements in North ...more

Poplar Forest Used Passive Principles in 1806

Poplar Forest Used Passive Principles In 1806

Poplar Forest is a retreat that Thomas Jefferson designed for himself near present-day Lynchburg, Virginia, in the early 1800s as a get-away from his ...more

Principles of Passive House Design, Parts I and II

Principles Of Passive House Design, Parts I And II

The U.S. has many examples of superinsulated buildings that successfully harness the sun’s energy. However, while this country was enjoying low ...more

Refract House

Refract House

By Karen Cilento — For three weeks in October 2009, 20 teams of college and university students will compete in the US Department of Energy Solar ...more

Roundhouse Uses PVs, Naturally (Wales)

Roundhouse Uses PVs, Naturally (Wales)

The Roundhouse in Brithir Mawr, Wales, is made with wood frame, cobwood, recycled window walls and a straw-insulated turf roof. Electricity is ...more

Salvaged Houses Made of.... Anything

Salvaged Houses Made Of.... Anything

In Huntsville, Texas, home builder Dan Phillips and his wife take discarded, eclectic building materials and transform them into unique homes for ...more

Sedona Passive Solar Residence

Sedona Passive Solar Residence

A passive solar heated house utilizing thermal mass, direct gain and indirect gain, and a isolated gain green space. South facing windows coupled ...more

Shift House Passive (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Shift House Passive (Portland, Oregon, USA)

The Shift House is a Passive House design that sits on a plateau above Hood River and boasts panoramic views of two mountains: Mt. Hood to the south ...more

Shillong House Gets Eco Makeover (India)

Shillong House Gets Eco Makeover (India)

Meghalaya is a small state in north-eastern India. The word "Meghalaya" literally means "The Abode of Clouds" and it occupies a hilly strip in the ...more

Skara Brae Endures 5,000 Years (Scotland)

Skara Brae Endures 5,000 Years (Scotland)

While the residents disappeared eons ago, their stone houses have endured the ravages of the sea and time only to be exhumed 5,000 years later. Skara ...more

Smith House (Urbana, Illinois, USA)

Smith House (Urbana, Illinois, USA)

The Smith House in Urbana, Illinois, is located in a cold, humid climate region. It is designed and built as a passive house that is well-insulated, ...more

Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes

Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes

by Bridgette Meinhold, July 2009 -- In passive solar design, a home is oriented with the main axis running east and west so that the home faces ...more

Solar Boilers for Hot Water (Israel)

Solar Boilers For Hot Water (Israel)

Israeli solar energy companies such as Solel Solar, Aora, Ormat technologies, and a host of others are now world leaders in the development of sun ...more

SolarAid Brings Solar Power to Rural Areas in Need

SolarAid Brings Solar Power To Rural Areas In Need

SolarAid is a non-profit that aims to enable the world's poorest people to have clean, renewable power using the sun. Right now, two billion people ...more

Straw Bale Home Is Passive Solar

Straw Bale Home Is Passive Solar

This passive solar straw bale home is featured in the book, "The New Strawbale Home", and received the Western Home Award from Sunset magazine. This ...more

Tani Creek Farm Grows Plants, Power near Seattle

Tani Creek Farm Grows Plants, Power Near Seattle

by Robin Rogers, Solaripedia - Tani Creek Farm in the Pacific Northwest uses sunlight for more than just growing vegetables. In the misty hills of ...more

The Mountain Employs Passive Design

The Mountain Employs Passive Design

The Mountain is an urban housing development in Copenhagen that merges two-thirds parking with one-third residences. All apartments face the sun for ...more

The Rise of ‘Green’ Modular Homes

The Rise Of ‘Green’ Modular Homes

February 2010 by Francesca Lyman, New York Times -- Kevin Clayton, the chief executive of Clayton Homes, a modular home manufacturer based in ...more

Tiny House Is Passive Solar (North Carolina)

Tiny House Is Passive Solar (North Carolina)

by Michael Janzen, Tiny House Design Blog -- One man, one hammer, a 64 square foot solar home. Jeff has been living in his tiny house about 100 days ...more

Tomorrow House Is Passive Prefab (France)

Tomorrow House Is Passive Prefab (France)

French designers debuted Construisons Demain, or Tomorrow House, designed by architect Eric Wuilmot, at Batimat in Paris in 2007. The prefabricated ...more

Treehouses Branch Out to Adults

Treehouses Branch Out To Adults

It usually starts as a joke. Even you think you're kidding, at first. A treehouse? Grow up. But then fantasy overwhelms your rational instincts, bit ...more

Utah Passive House (Mill Creek, Utah, USA)

Utah Passive House (Mill Creek, Utah, USA)

There's a website called Our Passive House, where the owners are documenting the design and construction of the first Passive House in Utah. The ...more

Villa Old Oaks Responds Passively

Villa Old Oaks Responds Passively

Villa Old Oaks is a private residence located in a neighborhood of six larger villas in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the design was to open views ...more

William Kamkwamba Gets High on Wind

William Kamkwamba Gets High On Wind

by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer - In 2002, I built my first of several windmills to provide my family with electricity and irrigation. This was ...more

Wyoming Rammed Earth Home (USA)

Wyoming Rammed Earth Home (USA)

by Mindy Pantiel, Natural Home Magazine September 2009 When they’d tired of New York City in the 1980s, architect Tom Ward and his wife, Katherine ...more

Yakima Passive Solar Home (Washington, USA)

Yakima Passive Solar Home (Washington, USA)

He wanted a log home, and she wanted something more finished - so we worked with them to find a solution that satisfied them both. By combining ...more