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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 showcas...

Appalachian Students Fund Wind Turbine (USA)
November 4, 2009 Boone, NC -- The Renewable Energy Initiative of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC installed a 100KW wind turbine successf...

Aviva Stadium Lets Sun Shine In, Through
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, designed as a collaboration between global architects Populous and Dublin‐based architects, Scott Tallon Walker (...

Basic Solar Power for Homeowners
Installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for your home is typically a good investment. In the United States, according to studies by the Departm...

Beacon Institute Adaptive Reuse Goes Solar
Beacon, N.Y., a one-time industrial hub perched on the Hudson River, is hedging its future on the buildings of its past. The slow yet steady revita...

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 ...

Bioshelter Greenhouse (North Carolina, USA)
A green building for green plants. by Mother Earth News, June 1985 In our last issue, we reviewed the progress made at — and plans for — MOTH...

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 collab...

Bullitt Center Thrives (Seattle, USA)
Close to downtown Seattle, Washington, USA, the Bullitt Center has been called the “greenest commercial building” in the world. It produces its...

Bus Stops Go Solar for Lighting, Safety
All over the world, cities are installing solar-powered bus shelters. In Tucson, Arizona, for example, Sun Tran transit bus shelters utilize solar ...

CEED Passive House Certified in Virginia
Tucked into the verdant hills of rural Franklin County, Virginia, is a high-tech learning facility that is the first public school in the US to mee...

Center for Sustainable Landscapes (Pittsburgh, USA)
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a veritable Phoenix of green architecture and building sustainability that rises from a restored bro...

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 res...

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 f...

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 o...

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 exceptio...

Dockside Green Sustainable Urban Village
Adam Kreek is an Olympic athlete who won Gold in the Beijing games with Canada’s rowing eights. Adam is also a proud Team Power Smart Leader, and...

Druk White Lotus School Scales Heights
The Druk White Lotus School is a small Buddhist school under the patronage of the Dalai Lama, and founded by His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa ...

Earth Centre Failed Econ Sustainability Test
The Earth Centre, Doncaster was intended to establish a world centre for sustainable development promoting the best environmental and sustainable p...

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 hill...

Ellensburg WA's Community Solar Array
Driving west along Interstate 90 through Eastern Washington, a large solar array is visible on the north side of the highway, in rural farmland. Bu...

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 ...

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 h...

Folly of Building-Integrated Wind
Author: Alex Wilson/Environmental Building News May 2009 The appeal of integrating wind turbines into our buildings is strong. Rooftops are ele...

Fuller Wind Turbine Uses Rotating Disks
By Karen Sprey / GizMag - A wind turbine that uses boundary layers instead of blades to generate power has been patented by Solar Aero, a New Hamps...

Geos Is Zero Energy Community (Colorado)
Over 300 sunny Colorado days per year and a constant temperature of the Earth at five to seven feet below ground level are the power sources of Geo...

Greening of Google
It's another brilliant day at the world headquarters of the hottest company on the planet. Some shirtless employees are playing a lunchtime game of...

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 ...

Hammarby Sjostad Wastes Not (Sweden)
Twenty minutes by bus, tram or free ferry from the center of Stockholm lies Hammarby Sjostad, an eco-community of 10,000 homes. The houses feature ...

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, un...

HighLine Park Reclaims Rail Line (NYC, USA)
The HighLine is a mile-and-a-half-long project that reclaims an old, elevated rail line into a 1.45-mile urban pedestrian park on Manhattan’s Wes...

Holy Wisdom Monastery Goes Ultra-Green
by Geoff Williams, AOL Small Business, 2010 - Paul Hoffman collaborated with three nuns in Wisconsin to construct the Holy Wisdom Monastery, which...

IslandWood Teaches Nature in Pacific Northwest
Inspiration for IslandWood came from the land itself, and the knowledge that half of Seattle School District children did not receive overnight out...

KAUST Campus Weathers Extremes (Saudi Arabia)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is a 6.5-million-sq.ft. LEED Platinum project that consists of two parts...

Khan Shatyr Sizzles in Asia (Kazakhstan)
The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center represents a major civic, cultural and social venue for the people of the capital city Astana, Kazakhstan - in...

Kurilpa Solar Powered Bridge (Brisbane, Australia)
The Australian city of Brisbane has opened what it claims is the world's first large scale solar-powered bridge, built at a cost of US$57.2 million...

Lamar Ranch in Yellowstone PV-Powered
A 7-kilowatt PV array helps power the remote Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The system is the main source of power for three res...

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 20...

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...

Modular Steel Fabricated into Living Homes
The first Living Homes prefab in Santa Monica features a 2.4-kW photovoltaic system with gridpoint inverter and battery backup along with an evacua...

Near North Apartments with Wind Turbines (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Solar panels and wind turbines will result in long-term savings for one Chicago apartment complex. By Dan Rafter Distributed Energy Journal ...

Net Zero Apartments Coming to Oregon
Construction has begun on a zero-energy building in Portland, Oregon, that will include 18 apartments and ground-floor retail space for offices, a ...

NYC’s Green Jobs Roadmap Includes Renewable Energy (USA)
New Yorkers have turned the vision of a new greencollar economy into a realistic blueprint for implementation that other cities can follow - the NY...

Parkview Green Simply Passive (Beijing, China)
The Parkview Green in Beijing is designed to cut energy use 40 percent, saving 5,000 tons of carbon each year, based on the country’s current gre...

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 Amer...

Passive Solar Toilets
Passive solar composting toilets offer an alternative, on-site waste recycling system that reduces pollution and creates safe and nutrient-rich fer...

Phyllotactic Tower Prototype Mimics Plants
Architect Saleh Masoumi of Verk Studio in Iran proposes a new solution to residential skyscrapers. His designs utilize the structure similar to liv...

Power to the People Solar Cooperative
In the United States, many communities are turning to community solar plants to power their homes and businesses using the rooftops of public build...

Primland Conservation a Priority (Virginia)
Where Luxury Meets Ecology: Over the past couple centuries in the secluded, forested and rugged hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southern Vir...

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 f...

Railway Tunnel Infrastructure Is PV Bed
A 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer) long tunnel crossing Antwerp in Belgium is fitted with 16,000 245W solar panels covering 50,000 square meters, roughly e...

Rippling Tower Undulates in Chicago
From GreenSource -- Jeanne Gang, FAIA, of Studio Gang, had not designed a high-rise structure (not to mention a sustainable one) before Aqua, the 8...

Rooftop Rentals Soar in Canada, Australia
Since September, when the Ontario Power Authority began its generous payment for rooftop solar power, Toronto’s commercial roof acreage has becom...

Shangri La Is Found Horizon in Texas
The Shangri La Botanical Gardens rests on an extraordinarily diverse 252-acre ecosystem at the edge of the Adams Bayou in southeastern Texas. A loc...

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 ...

Solar Decathlon 2009
The Solar Decathlon challenges 20 college teams from around the globe in 10 contests to design, build, and operate the most livable, energy-efficie...

Solar Off-Grid Greenhouse (Pittsburgh)
In the economically distressed Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh sits a new greenhouse that is mere feet from city utilities infrastructure, but ...

Solar Panels Keep Buildings Cool, Study Says
By Ioana Patringenaru, UCSD, July 2011 - Those solar panels on top of the roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling the house or wo...

Solar Roadways Proposed for Power Grid
The Solar Roadways will collect solar energy to power businesses and homes via structurally-engineered solar panels that are driven upon, to be pla...

Steinhude Rents Solar-Powered Boats
The Steinhude Sea Recreation Facility on Bath Island is a recreational island facility, located on the largest freshwater lake in Northern Germany....

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 fo...

Vauban Community (Germany)
In the South of Freiburg, on the former area of a French barrack site, Vauban, a new district is being developed for more than 5,000 inhabitants a...

Wales Institute Educates Sustainably
by Ellis Woodman - The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education at the Centre for Alternative Technology is an impressive physical embodiment of t...

Warehouse Redo Puts Sustainability First
By Jessica Kellner - As two Chicago Art Institute professors create a living art project in an abandoned warehouse—a home much greater than the s...

WPUDA Goes Grid-Tied Solar in Olympia
When the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) built a new headquarters building in 2007, it installed a 34-kilowatt solar array ...

Zayed Museum To Cool Passively (Abu Dhabi)
The Zayed National Museum will become the centerpiece of the emerging Saadiyat Island Cultural District in Abu Dhabi and is the UAE's first major n...

Zero Energy Casita Takes Shape (Texas)
On a bluff above Eagle Mountain Lake sits a rustic-looking house in the final stages of construction (in early 2010). The frame "casita" (Spanish f...


Projects tagged by Residential (86)  ^


Documents (176)  ^

55+ Housing: Builders, Buyers and Beyond Report
This 72-page report outlines a study that was conducted in the US in February 2009 of aged 55+ home buyers. It tracks the features, amenities and s...

Active House Specification 2011
The first Active House Specifications were launched at the Active House Symposium in Brussels on 14 April 2011. This 44-page guide was developed us...

Advanced Solar and Sustainable Housing Renovation
This 240-page guide for designers and planners provides a comprehensive handbook on how to renovate housing to a very high energy standard while pr...

Affordable Green Home Upgrades JAN 2015
Brief article describes some upgrades to make a home more energy-efficient and green.

Art Tec Microinverter Article 2012
Seven-page article describes the Marsden's home power system in coastal Maine, USA, made possible with microinverters.

Art Tec Solar Heat in Maine Article 2002
This ten-page article describes a solar thermal heating system in Maine, USA.

Art Tec Solar Heat Upgrade Article 2007
This five-page article describes Guy Marsden's upgrade to his solar heating system in Maine, USA.

Assess Your Site's Renewable Energy Potential Fact Sheet (Wisconsin)
Two-page fact sheet to help you understand the process for assessing a site for renewable energy - solar, wind, biomass.

Bethesda Magazine Extreme Green Homes 2009
Article profiles two extreme green homes in Bethesda, Maryland, including a zero energy home by Meditch Murphy Architects.

Bingham Ridge Solar Plan
A plan for a passive solar home in North Carolina.

Bingham Ridge Solar Plan2
A plan for a passive solar home in North Carolina.

Bingham Ridge Solar Plan3
A plan for a passive solar home in North Carolina.

Bingham Ridge Solar Plan4
A plan for a passive solar home in North Carolina.

Boomers in the Middle Study 2010 (USA)
This 28-page report provides an in-depth look at Americans born 1952 - 1958, including their home buying habits. The Baby Boomer generation in t...

CALGreen Non-Residential Green Bldg Code 2010
The 2010 California Green Building Standards Code is a 177-page code with mandatory requirements for new residential and nonresidential buildings (...

CALGreen Non-Residential Green Bldg Mandatory Checklist 2011
This two-page checklist is an example from Los Angeles for the CALGreen mandatory green building code that went into effect January 2011.

Challenges of Designing and Building a Net Zero Energy Home in a Cold High-Latitude Climate
Describes the challenges of designing and building the Riverdale NetZero energy home in the extreme climate, energy pricing and policy conditions. ...

Chenequa Residence Case Study
This case study describes the Chenequa Residence in Wisconsin, designed by architect Robert Oshatz. It was written by junior architect Andrew Boyne...

Civano II Plat
Plan view of Civano.

Cliff House Designed by Norman Saunders
This excerpt from Super Solar Houses by William Shurcliff describes Cliff House, built in 1983 in Weston, Massachusetts. Designed by Norman Saunder...

Climate Specific Passive House Standards Report DRAFT January 2015
In cooperation with Building Science Corporation, under a U.S. Department of Energy Building America Grant, the Passive House US Technical Committe...

Climate-Based Daylight Analysis for Residential Buildings
This 91-page report describes the impact of various window con gurations, external obstructions, orientations and location on useful daylight illu...

Colorado Creative Home Article 2007
This eight-page article describes architect Alice Starek's organic, natural, solar home in Colorado.

Costs and Benefits of Green Affordable Housing STUDY 2005
This 200-page report covers a survey of green affordable housing projects around the United States that included detailed case study analyses of th...

Designing the Zero Energy House (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
This Powerpoint presentation describes a zero energy home in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Dockside Green Sustainability Report 2008
This 71-page report tracks progress on Dockside Green, a 1.3 million square foot mixed-use sustainable community development on a 16-acre former Br...

Domestic Solar Water Heaters for Developing Countries
This 25-page report covers the development of a low-cost residential solar hot water system for developing countries. This system will be installed...

E-Retrofit Passive House Report
This 45-page report describes the development of the E-Retrofit Passive House tool-kit for retrofitting homes and multifamily residential to Passi...

EcoSense House Article Harrowsmith JUNE 2010
An innovative home on Vancouver Island, Canada, is made of... well, mud, and is one of the greenest in the country, offering lessons in sustainable...

EcoSense House Brochure 2008
Brief brochure describes the services available such as tours and presentations (for costs) at the EcoSense house on Vancouver island, BC, Canada.

EcoSense House Costs
This one-page sheet provides the costs for building the EcoSense house on Vancouver island, BC, Canada - a zero energy home.

EcoSense House Info Sheet
This three-page info sheet provides the features of the EcoSense house on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Eko Kuca Financial and Energy Savings Calculation Report 1994
This three-page paper compares the Solar Sod House (also known as the Eko Kuca or Eco House) with a conventional house in Serbia.

Ellis Residence Features
Brief description of the Ellis Residence on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA, a LEED Platinum green home with spectacular views of the City of Se...

Ellis Residence Interior Decorating
The Ellis Residence on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is an ultra-green home that includes green home furnishings and decor by Melissa Anderson.

Energy Audit Basics (USA)
Basic outline of energy audits - the first step in residential energy efficiency in the US. Powerpoint slides.

Energy Audit Report Example (Seattle, Washington, USA)
This report example is based on an energy audit performed on a residence near Seattle, Washington.

Energy Recovery Ventilators in Cold Climates 2014
This 22-page paper was produced by the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Alaska, USA. Due to improved construction techniques, residential b...

Energy Star Insulation R-Values
This chart shows recommended insulation R-values for electric, gas, oil heating systems in regions of the USA, for ceiling, wall, floor, basement, ...

Environment and the Master Builders Association Article
Article from Master Builder magazine describes efforts by the largest home builder association in the US in "greening" growth, environment and comm...

Frog Pond Farm Article APRIL 2010 Sammamish Review
This article appeared in the Sammamish Review about Frog Pond Farm and its owner, Mat Pigott, in Sammamish, Washington.

GO Home Green to the Extreme Article SEPT 2011
Article from the Portland Press Herald describes the prototype Passive House in Belfast, Maine, by GO Logic Homes.

GO Home Passive Pioneers Article by MaineBiz Magazine OCT 2011
This article from MaineBiz magazine describes GO Logic Homes of Maine and their golas for creating passive homes in and around Belfast, Maine.

Going Green at the Beach Article from ED+C
Article describes a demonstration green home in Washington State.

Going Green at the Beach ED+C (Washington State, USA)
This article describes a residential project just north of Seattle, Washington, that features a 1.2 kW solar system and includes stub-ins for addit...

Going Green at the Beach Project Reference Guide
Room-by-room description of products, materials and techniques that went into this green home in Washington State.

Going Solar in America JANUARY 2015
This 27-page report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, backed by the SunShot Initiative, shows that a fully financed solar PV sy...

Green Affordable Housing 2008
This 30-page report discusses the opportunities (in 2008) to improve the nearly five million federally-assisted units in the United States, thereby...

Green and Save Comparison (USA)
This spreadsheet compares relative/estimated costs of various green remodeling strategies for green "tune-up", mid-level improvements or advanced s...

Green Building Guidelines for Home Remodeling (California, USA)
Chapter on Remodeling from Green Building Methods and Materials.

Green Built Home Remodeling Checklist
Green Built Home™ is a national award-winning green building initiative that reviews and certifies new homes and remodeling projects that meet su...

Green from the Ground Up Article by Robin Rogers 2003
Residential green roofs article from Seattle area.

Green Furnishings Article 2006
Article describes using "green" furnishings to add to a home's healthier indoor environment.

Green Home at Suncadia 2006
Article describes the development of a sustainable home in the Washington State resort of Suncadia.

Green Home Remodel Top Ten (USA)
Ideas to consider when thinking of a green home remodel (rough draft notes version). Really a list of 12, with the addition of renewable energy and...

Green Remodel Checklist MN GreenStar 2.0
This extensive checklist allows a project to track its entire progress - from team members/stakeholders, receipts, application - as well as items f...

Green Remodeling Guide (Central Washington, USA)
This small brochure provides a checklist of features that can be included green remodeling projects, room-by-room.

Green Remodeling Workbook (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)
The City of Scottsdale’s nationally recognized Green Building Program has encouraged energy efficient, healthy, and environmentally responsible b...

Green Star Energy Calculator Guide (Companion to GS Residential Energy Benchmarking)
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has developed a suite of rating tools to assess the environmental performance of buildings in Austra...

Greening the White House (USA)
The effort, led by an Inter-Governmental-Agency Team, consists of six components -- audit, Feasibility Study, early actions, demonstration spaces, ...

Guide to Adding Solar to Your House (Montana)
This 36-page document, Montana Solar House, outlines the necessary steps for installing solar electric and solar water heating systems.

Habitat for Humanity Solar Home (Denver, Colorado, USA)
The Habitat / NREL Energy Demonstration House In 2002, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver built a home like no other they had ever built. Design...

Habitat Zero Energy Homes Fact Sheet
Describes a program to design, build and monitor five zero energy homes in Lenoir City, Tenneessee.

Handbook for Stormwater Reclamation and Reuse in Hawaii 2009
This handbook is intended to be a guide to homeowners, developers, and planners for managing stormwater as a resource rather than as a nuisance t...

Heat Your Water with the Sun
This 11-page document is a consumer's guide to heating residential water systems with the sun. It was edited and updated by Richmond BySolar to ...

Home Remodeling Green Building Checklist Palo Alto
Brief checklist for green remodeling from the City of palo Alto, based off the Build It Green guidelines in California.

Home Remodeling Green Building Guidelines 2004 (California, USA)
The Guidelines offer: • Cost-effective suggestions to minimize construction-related waste, create healthier and more durable homes, reduce oper...

Home Remodeling Green Building Guidelines 2007
This guidelines provides 74 pages of recommendations for green home remodeling.

Home Remodeling Green Points Checklist 2008
Five-page checklist of green remodeling options for homes.

Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar 2008
This 8-page guide assists homebuilders who want to build solar-ready or solar homes. It helps decide whether to install solar energy systems on hom...

Illinois Passiv Haus (USA)
House in Urbana Illinois built to the German "Passivhaus" standards

Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in USA 2009
This 164-page report studies the concern that property values will be adversely affected by wind energy facilities as commonly put forth by stakeho...

Independent Solar Electric Homes
This six-page fact sheet outlines utility-independent, “remote or off-grid” solar electric systems that provide electricity for buildings that a...

Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates Article
This eight-page article describes best practices for insulating homes in cold climates. It includes positioning windows to the interior side of wal...

Introduction to New Solar Home Design (Montana)
This 44-page document from Montana Solar House explains approaches to collecting and using solar energy in a house, including photovoltaics, solar ...

Iran Cones of Kandovan Article APRIL 2011
A living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surroundings, Kandovan village is located 50 km to the south of Tabriz, Osku,...

Kitchen Green Remodel in Kirkland, Washington
One-page description of a green kitchen remodel in Kirkland, Washington.

Kraus Fabel Solar Retrofit Home (Massachusetts)
This informative poster shows the process for bringing a 1994 energy-efficient duplex home to zero net energy using solar photovoltaics in Amherst,...

Lighthouse Zero Energy House Fact File
This 36-page report details the design and construction of the Lighthouse Net Zero Carbon house in the UK designed by Shepherd Robson architects an...

Living Building Affordable Housing Report
This 113-page report reviews the Living Building Challenge Framework for Affordable Housing that offers a pathway for multi-family affordable housi...

Living Building Financial Study Poster 2009
This poster shows a comparison matrix of existing LEED-certified buildings that were "conceptually transformed into Living Buildings" using real co...

Living Homes Article from Ecostructure 2009
This article describes the green prefab Living Home in California.

Los Vecinos Case Study
Two-page case study of the Los Vecinos 100 percent solar-powered affordable housing development in San Diego that offers 42 units of state of the a...

Low Energy Duplex Homes Ulm Germany
Four-page booklet describes low energy houses using passive house windows in Ulm, Germany.

Low Energy Prefab House Celle Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar townhouse in Celle, Germany.

Maddux Home Article 2008
Do It Yourself straw bale residential construction in Boulder, Colorado.

Maddux Home Article 2009
Two-page article about the Maddux Home near Boulder, Colorado, that is "homemade."

Maddux Home Sweet and Soulful Article 2011
This article describes the Maddux home that was built using recycled and salvaged materials, by hand, near Boulder, Colorado.

March of the Sanguines Article
This article describes a green-rated home in the Washington State resort of Suncadia.

Martha Rose Building America Case Study
Two-page case study of Martha Rose Construction's Building America challenge project in Seattle.

Martha Rose Case Study Seattle
Two-page case study of 'affordable' housing by Martha Rose Construction in Seattle.

Northwest Net Zero Home 2010
A presentation by architect George Ostrow describing the Northwest Net Zero Home near Seattle, Washington, USA.

Occupant Health Benefits for Residential Energy Efficiency 2016
This 35-page paper focuses on research studies conducted in the United States and Canada. Residential EE programs typically improve the building en...

OKO House Data Sheet (UK)
This data sheet summarizes the OKO House project, a modular, prefabricated design.

Own Your Power Solar Electricity for the Home
This 16-page guide walks you through possibilities for utilizing solar electricity in the home.

Passiv Haus Residential Criteria
This 7-page document outlines the criteria required for certification to Passive House standard as set by the Passiv Haus Institute.

Passive Solar Design Basics
Four-page brochure outlines basics of passive solar design in residential design.

Passivhaus Austria Gaspoltshofen
Four-page brochure describes a passive house in Austria.

Passivhaus Chignolo Italy
Four-page booklet describes a passive house that complies with Passivhaus standards in Chignolo, Italy.

Passivhaus Vienna Austria Booklet
Four-page booklet describes a solar housing project in Vienna, Austria.

Poplar Forest A Masterpiece Rediscovered 1993
This 10-page article describes Thomas Jefferson's retreat, Poplar Forest.

Poplar Forest America's First Octagonal House
One-page description of Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's octagonal house in Virginia.

Rainwater Harvesting (USA)
Benefits and costs of water use and rainwater harvesting discussed in this four-page document.

Recovery Through Retrofit October 2009
By implementing Recovery Through Retrofit’s recommendations, the Federal Government will lay the groundwork for a self-sustaining home energy eff...

Recycled Bungalow Architect Award
Article that profiles Ryan Walsh, architect of the award-winning Recycled Aesthetic home in Portland, Oregon. This 1925 bungalow was created over t...

Recycled Bungalow Article Oregon Architect 08
Article from Oregon Architect on Ryan Walsh, winner of greenest house award for his Recycled Aesthetic home in Portland, Oregon.

ReGreen Green Remodeling Guidelines (USA)
The American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council partnered on the development of best practice guidelin...

ReGreen Green Remodeling Product Checklist (USA)
Fill out your own checklist for green products as you research the sustainable properties.

Remodeling Cost vs Value Report 2008-2009
Annual comparison of ROI to remodeled features such as bathroom or kitchen improvements.

Remodeling Manual MN GreenStar 2.0
A comprehensive 439-page handbook to help make remodeling projects sustainable.

REMOTE Wall System Manual Cold Climates
The REMOTE Wall System (Residential Exterior Membrane Outside insulation TEchnique) provides a superior alternative that integrates standard frame ...

Residential Cogeneration Systems Review 2005
This 93-page report provides a review of technologies for energy cogeneration systems in residential applications.

Residential Green Revolution Article Ecostructure 2005
This 2005 article by Robin Rogers from EcoStructure magazine describes the growth of green home building in the USA.

Residential PV Prices in US Q4 2013 by NREL
This 35-page report from NREL provides a Q4 2013 update for residential PV systems, incorporating declines in equipment costs since the previous re...

Residential Solar Hot Water
This four-page brochure describes solar hot water systems for homes.

Residential Solar Water Heating Collectors
This six-page fact sheet describes the three main types of solar collectors for heating water.

Rocky Mountain Eco Dwellings Article
Six-page article describes several houses built in the Rocky Mountain region of the US, including the Maddux straw bale home in Boulder.

Skara Brae Turf Case Study
This three-page case study describes the efforts to design, install and maintain TurfCarpet at the Skara Brae UNESCO World Heritage neolithic villa...

Skara Brae VSCG Case Study
This brief case study looks at visitor safety issues associated with the ruins at Skara Brae in Scotland. While the residents disappeared eons ago,...

Solar Apartments Kassel Germany
Four-page booklet describes a Passivhaus solar housing project in Kassel, Germany.

Solar Building Design: Review of Four Houses
Four solar homes are reviewed in this 4-page article.

Solar Homes for North Carolina
A Guide To Building and Planning Solar Homes -- Solar Homes for North Carolina II, A Design Competition Planbook • June 1999 Energy Division, N...

Solar House Chiryu Japan
Four-page booklet describes a passive solar house in Chiryu, Japan.

Solar House Czech Republic Cernosice
Four-page booklet describes a solar house in Cernosice, Czech Republic.

Solar House Demonstration HouseW Czech Republic
Four-page booklet describes a demonstration solar house in Czech Republic.

Solar House Thening Austria Booklet
Four-page booklet describes a solar house in Thening, Austria.

Solar House Tuusniemi Finland
Four-page booklet describes a solar house in Tuusniemi, Finland.

Solar Housing Freiburg Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar housing development in Freiburg, Germany.

Solar Los Angeles Plan 2008
This 26-page document outlines the plan for the Los Angeles solar portfolio to be increased by nearly 100-fold. LA has 276 days of sunshine - While...

Solar Low Energy House Durbach Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar, ultra-low energy house in Durbach, Germany.

Solar PV Guidebook for Philadelphia 2011
The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, enjoys more than 200 days of sunshine annually. Solar energy use and energy conservation are considere...

Solar Thermal Community Action Manual (Canada)
The Solar Thermal Community Action Manual is a 66-page report designed for residents of Canada who would like information on residential-scale, or...

Solar Water Heating Guidebook for Philadelphia 2010
The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, enjoys more than 200 days of sunshine annually. Solar energy use and energy conservation are considere...

Starek Residence Article 2007
One-page article about the Starek's organic, passive solar home near Boulder, Colorado.

Straw Bale Building Primer
This is a great primer on the building styles, and common concerns, of straw bale construction. Includes a checklist for planning a straw bale str...

Straw Bale Construction Fact Sheet
Includes history, an overview, and FAQs.

Sunny EcoHouse Kankyokobo Japan
Four-page booklet describes the Sunny EcoHouse solar house in Kankyo Kobo, Japan.

Sunset Addition Case Study (California)
One-page case study of a passive solar addition to a home in San Francisco, California

Ten Ways to Green Home Remodel
A brief overview of "top ten" ways to green remodel a home.

Texas Limestone House Article 2008
Brief article describes the Natural Home Show house in Boerne, Texas.

The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard—A comparison to other cold climate low-energy houses
The Passivhaus (PH) standard is a set of voluntary criteria for an ultra-low energy use home. Originally developed in Germany for houses and low-ri...

The Residential Green Revolution article
Article describes the growth of Seattle's green home building in 2005.

The Solarize Guidebook (USA)
This guidebook is intended as a road map for project planners and solar advocates who want to convert “interest” into “action,” to break th...

The Straw Bale Studio
A case study of a 600 square foot studio with a loft. This studio has a thatched roof, straw bale walls covered with earthen plaster, log frame, f...

The Woonderf Concept
Rethinking a Residential Street in Somerville: The European concept of a woonerf — which views the street as a social space, rather than just a c...

Thomas Jefferson's Houses by Katherine Neville 2007
This nine-page paper discusses the esoteric and exoteric aspects of Thomas Jefferson's homes, including Poplar Forest.

Throwing Stones Case Study (California)
One-=page case study of a passive solar home in Redwood City, California, USA.

Tomorrow House (Construison Demain) Article in FRENCH
This seven-page article describes the Tomorrow House, or Construison Demain, a prefab passive house in France.

Tomorrow House CMB Report FRENCH
CMB is the builder/prefabricator of passive, wood houses in France. This 20-page report outlines the energy-efficient construction and passive stra...

Tree Guide Temperate Interior West USA 2007
This 121-page document outlines the benefits and costs for representative small, medium, and large deciduous trees and coniferous trees in the Tem...

Use of Solar Design Days in Passive Solar House
In this eight-page paper, the use of solar design days is explored to improve the efficiency of the design process in passive solar houses.

Using Solar Energy Powerpoint SEPT 2010
Presentation to Seattle-area designers and builders that focuses on how solar energy can be incorporated into homes using technological strategies ...

Vista Montana Zero Energy Case Study
Two-page case study of the Vista Montana zero energy community on California.

Where Thomas Jefferson Went to Get Away From It All Article 1990
This article describes efforts to reclaim Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's retreat near Lynchburg, Virginia.

Whole House Energy Checklist (USA)
Fifty steps to energy efficiency in six- pages.

Zero Energy Homes Potential for Large-Scale Implementation 2007
This seven-page paper presents findings from a study that estimates the potential impact of zero energy home (ZEH) technologies on energy consumpt...

Zero Energy House Kanagawa Japan
Four-page booklet describes a zero energy solar house in Kanagawa, Japan.


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A Retrofitted Passive Solar Home by MOTHER EARTH NEWS 1980
This article from Mother Earth News provides a detailed case study of a passive solar retrofit of a home in

A Water Wall Solar Design Manual
This 29-page guide shows you how to build a passive solar water wall system.

Advanced Solar and Sustainable Housing Renovation
This 240-page guide for designers and planners provides a comprehensive handbook on how to renovate housing to a very high energy standard while pr...

Affordable Green Home Upgrades JAN 2015
Brief article describes some upgrades to make a home more energy-efficient and green.

An Appalachian House: The Design and Analysis of a Passive Solar Home
The design and energy analysis of a passive solar home in Virginia, USA.

Arcosanti NYT Article February 2012
An update in 2012 on the utopian "city of the future" in Arizona: Arcosanti, designed by architect Paolo Soleri in the 1970s.

Art Tec Solar Heat Upgrade Article 2007
This five-page article describes Guy Marsden's upgrade to his solar heating system in Maine, USA.

Assess Your Site's Renewable Energy Potential Fact Sheet (Wisconsin)
Two-page fact sheet to help you understand the process for assessing a site for renewable energy - solar, wind, biomass.

BaleHaus Passive Home Data Sheet (UK)
Five-page summary of the proposed BaleHaus.

Bethesda Magazine Extreme Green Homes 2009
Article profiles two extreme green homes in Bethesda, Maryland, including a zero energy home by Meditch Murphy Architects.

Boomers in the Middle Study 2010 (USA)
This 28-page report provides an in-depth look at Americans born 1952 - 1958, including their home buying habits. The Baby Boomer generation in t...

BREEAM_EcoHomes_2006_Guidance_v1.2
This 166-page document provides guidelines for creating Ecohomes, a version of BREEAM for homes. It provides an authoritative rating for new, conve...

Brikawood Plan
Brikawood is a building method with wood bricks that interlock, without nails or glue. This document shows a plan for Model PC 01.

Building America Best Practices Mixed Humid Climates (USA)
Builders and home buyers handbook for improving new home efficiency, comfort and durability in mixed-humid climates

Building America Best Practices Very Cold Climates (USA)
Builders and buyers handbook for improving new home efficiency, comfort and durability in cold and very cold climates

Building Communities with Farms 2010
Insights from developers, architects and farmers on integrating agriculture and development.

Challenges of Designing and Building a Net Zero Energy Home in a Cold High-Latitude Climate
Describes the challenges of designing and building the Riverdale NetZero energy home in the extreme climate, energy pricing and policy conditions. ...

Chenequa Residence Case Study
This case study describes the Chenequa Residence in Wisconsin, designed by architect Robert Oshatz. It was written by junior architect Andrew Boyne...

Colorado Creative Home Article 2007
This eight-page article describes architect Alice Starek's organic, natural, solar home in Colorado.

Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy in Arkansas
This 32-page guide will introduce you to solar, wind, and renewable fuel technologies that can be utilized in Arkansas, USA. Note that it is not a...

Deciding on Energy Priorities When Building New
Reducing a building’s operational energy requirement is the best protection against an uncertain future, as regardless of where energy comes from...

Designing For Solar: What Every Architect Should Know
Nice article that provides tips for designers for incorporating solar into projects. Walks you through many considerations such as roof, orientatio...

Designing the Zero Energy House (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
This Powerpoint presentation describes a zero energy home in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Dockside Green Sustainability Report 2008
This 71-page report tracks progress on Dockside Green, a 1.3 million square foot mixed-use sustainable community development on a 16-acre former Br...

Drake Landing Solar Community Early Results
This nine-page paper describes the 52-home solar community of Drake Landing in Alberta, Canada. It analyzes preliminary data on the performance of ...

E-Retrofit Passive House Report
This 45-page report describes the development of the E-Retrofit Passive House tool-kit for retrofitting homes and multifamily residential to Passi...

Earthship Hype and Earthship Reality MAY 2014
Martin Holladay (Green Building Advisor) looks at Earthships - the good and the not-so-good - to find hype versus reality of their performance.

EcoMod Modular Home by EcoCraft 2016
The EcoMod is a modular home in Pittsburgh that was named Green Home of the Year 2016 by Pittsburgh Magazine.

EcoSense House Article Harrowsmith JUNE 2010
An innovative home on Vancouver Island, Canada, is made of... well, mud, and is one of the greenest in the country, offering lessons in sustainable...

EcoSense House Brochure 2008
Brief brochure describes the services available such as tours and presentations (for costs) at the EcoSense house on Vancouver island, BC, Canada.

EcoSense House Costs
This one-page sheet provides the costs for building the EcoSense house on Vancouver island, BC, Canada - a zero energy home.

EcoSense House Info Sheet
This three-page info sheet provides the features of the EcoSense house on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Ellis Residence Features
Brief description of the Ellis Residence on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA, a LEED Platinum green home with spectacular views of the City of Se...

Energy Audit Basics (USA)
Basic outline of energy audits - the first step in residential energy efficiency in the US. Powerpoint slides.

Energy Audit Report Example (Seattle, Washington, USA)
This report example is based on an energy audit performed on a residence near Seattle, Washington.

Geos Neighborhood Fact Sheet
Two=page fact sheet describes the sustainable Geos net zero community in Colorado.

Geos Zero Net Energy Neighborhood
This 19-page report describes the 25-acre Geos neighborhood development in Arvada, Colorado. Geos will be the largest net-zero energy, urban mixed-...

GO Home Green to the Extreme Article SEPT 2011
Article from the Portland Press Herald describes the prototype Passive House in Belfast, Maine, by GO Logic Homes.

Green and Save Comparison (USA)
This spreadsheet compares relative/estimated costs of various green remodeling strategies for green "tune-up", mid-level improvements or advanced s...

Green Building Guidelines for Home Remodeling (California, USA)
Chapter on Remodeling from Green Building Methods and Materials.

Green Built Home Remodeling Checklist
Green Built Home™ is a national award-winning green building initiative that reviews and certifies new homes and remodeling projects that meet su...

Green from the Ground Up Article by Robin Rogers 2003
Residential green roofs article from Seattle area.

Green Home at Suncadia 2006
Article describes the development of a sustainable home in the Washington State resort of Suncadia.

Green Home Remodel Top Ten (USA)
Ideas to consider when thinking of a green home remodel (rough draft notes version). Really a list of 12, with the addition of renewable energy and...

Green Remodel Checklist MN GreenStar 2.0
This extensive checklist allows a project to track its entire progress - from team members/stakeholders, receipts, application - as well as items f...

Green Remodeling Guide (Central Washington, USA)
This small brochure provides a checklist of features that can be included green remodeling projects, room-by-room.

Green Remodeling Workbook (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)
The City of Scottsdale’s nationally recognized Green Building Program has encouraged energy efficient, healthy, and environmentally responsible b...

Guide to Adding Solar to Your House (Montana)
This 36-page document, Montana Solar House, outlines the necessary steps for installing solar electric and solar water heating systems.

Guide to Installing a Solar Electric System Seattle 2009
This 20-page guide provides what you need to know for installing a solar electric system in the City of Seattle.

Healthy Housing Reference Manual USCDC 2006
The 231-page reference guide covers almost every aspect of a healthy home from non-toxic materials to construction to the use of renewable energy s...

Heat Your Water with the Sun
This 11-page document is a consumer's guide to heating residential water systems with the sun. It was edited and updated by Richmond BySolar to ...

Home Is Where the Health Is Article ED+C
This article by Robin Rogers describes one family's efforts to create a healthier home for family members with sensitivities.

Home Remodeling Green Building Checklist Palo Alto
Brief checklist for green remodeling from the City of palo Alto, based off the Build It Green guidelines in California.

Home Remodeling Green Building Guidelines 2004 (California, USA)
The Guidelines offer: • Cost-effective suggestions to minimize construction-related waste, create healthier and more durable homes, reduce oper...

Home Remodeling Green Points Checklist 2008
Five-page checklist of green remodeling options for homes.

Home RX: The Health Benefits of Home Performance DEC 2016
This 65-page report provides strong evidence that energy efficiency measures can improve occupant health.

Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar 2008
This 8-page guide assists homebuilders who want to build solar-ready or solar homes. It helps decide whether to install solar energy systems on hom...

How to Design a Passive Solar House
Very brief description using eight points.

How to Work and Live in Passive Solar House
One-page description of a passive house.

In Defense of the Passive House Standard
John Straube's paper, "Comparing Passivhaus Standard Homes to Other Low-Energy Homes," compared the Passive House (PH) standard with the Building S...

Independent Solar Electric Homes
This six-page fact sheet outlines utility-independent, “remote or off-grid” solar electric systems that provide electricity for buildings that a...

Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates Article
This eight-page article describes best practices for insulating homes in cold climates. It includes positioning windows to the interior side of wal...

Iran Cones of Kandovan Article APRIL 2011
A living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surroundings, Kandovan village is located 50 km to the south of Tabriz, Osku,...

Kraus Fabel Solar Retrofit Home (Massachusetts)
This informative poster shows the process for bringing a 1994 energy-efficient duplex home to zero net energy using solar photovoltaics in Amherst,...

Lighthouse Zero Energy House Fact File
This 36-page report details the design and construction of the Lighthouse Net Zero Carbon house in the UK designed by Shepherd Robson architects an...

Load Evaluation Worksheet
Use this chart to understand your total electrical use. Note which loads are AC and which are DC. This, along with the largest AC load number, wil...

Low Energy Duplex Homes Ulm Germany
Four-page booklet describes low energy houses using passive house windows in Ulm, Germany.

Low Energy Prefab House Celle Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar townhouse in Celle, Germany.

Maddux Home Article 2009
Two-page article about the Maddux Home near Boulder, Colorado, that is "homemade."

Maddux Home Sweet and Soulful Article 2011
This article describes the Maddux home that was built using recycled and salvaged materials, by hand, near Boulder, Colorado.

March of the Sanguines Article
This article describes a green-rated home in the Washington State resort of Suncadia.

Martha Rose Building America Case Study
Two-page case study of Martha Rose Construction's Building America challenge project in Seattle.

Martha Rose Case Study Seattle
Two-page case study of 'affordable' housing by Martha Rose Construction in Seattle.

Meridian View Row House with Solar Chimney
One-page fact sheet on the Meridian View rowhouse in Washington, D.C. that was remodeled with a solar chimney for passive ventilation.

Northwest Net Zero Home 2010
A presentation by architect George Ostrow describing the Northwest Net Zero Home near Seattle, Washington, USA.

Occupant Health Benefits for Residential Energy Efficiency 2016
This 35-page paper focuses on research studies conducted in the United States and Canada. Residential EE programs typically improve the building en...

OKO House Data Sheet (UK)
This data sheet summarizes the OKO House project, a modular, prefabricated design.

Oregon Solar Electric Guide 2013
This 44-page guide focuses on the use of solar electricity in homes and small businesses. It provides basic information about system components an...

Own Your Power Solar Electricity for the Home
This 16-page guide walks you through possibilities for utilizing solar electricity in the home.

Passiv Haus Residential Criteria
This 7-page document outlines the criteria required for certification to Passive House standard as set by the Passiv Haus Institute.

Passive Cooling for Your North Carolina Home
This eight-page report provides an overview of passive cooling for North Carolina.

Passive Homes Guidelines Ireland
This 47-page terrific guide provides info on the design and construction of passive house dwellings in Ireland.

Passive House Retrofit Article
This four-page article describes how exiting homes can be retrofitted to meet Passive House standards.

Passive House Takes Root in US Article
Three-page article about the Passive House institute and standard in the US, adopted from Germany's program.

Passive Houses You Can Heat with a Hair Dryer
This six-page paper describes Passive Houses

Passive Solar Building Design (Australia)
Practical activities for teachers to help students investigate the main design principles that affect the thermal comfort of buildings.

Passive Solar Design Basics
Four-page brochure outlines basics of passive solar design in residential design.

Passive Solar Design for New Zealand Homes
This four-page info sheet describes basic principles for designing passive solar homes in New Zealand.

Passive Solar Design for the Home
Eight-page fact sheet covers the basic for designing a passive solar home in the US.

Passive Solar Design Part 1 of 2
Five-page guideline for passive solar design in homes. Part one of two parts.

Passive Solar Design Part 2 of 2
This is the second part of a two-part guide to passive solar design in homes.

Passive Solar Heating Basics Article
This article describes the basic passive solar features of the Common Sense Home in Denmark, Wisconsin, USA.

Passive Solar Home Design Checklist
Two-page fact sheet on how to apply passive solar concepts to home design.

Passive Solar Homes Case Studies 1990
This 152-page guide describes 13 different homes that were designed for passive and hybrid solar low energy. The homes are in Austria, Denmark, Ger...

Passive Solar Retrofit for North Carolina Homes 1999
This six-page document explains options for incorporating passive solar design into existing homes in North Carolina.

PassivHaus Becomes Active—Further Commentary on PassivHaus
Additional commentary and response to criticism of the first article: "The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard—A comparison to other cold climate...

Passivhaus Crosses the Atlantic Article
Clearing away misconceptions will improve the dialogue between Passivhaus advocates and American builders in this 3-page article from Green Buildin...

Poplar Forest A Masterpiece Rediscovered 1993
This 10-page article describes Thomas Jefferson's retreat, Poplar Forest.

Poplar Forest America's First Octagonal House
One-page description of Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's octagonal house in Virginia.

Project Build a Solar Panel
This article describes how to build a solar panel from individual components.

Rainwater Harvest Calculator for Tank Size (UK)
The tank size calculator is provided by RainWaterHarvesting.co.uk for the information of their customers and can be used to establish the size of t...

Rainwater Harvesting (USA)
Benefits and costs of water use and rainwater harvesting discussed in this four-page document.

Rainwater Harvesting Tank Size Calculator (Texas, USA)
Calculating the rainwater harvesting tank size based on your roof area, rainfall, and consumption with this spreadsheet calculator.

Recovery Through Retrofit October 2009
By implementing Recovery Through Retrofit’s recommendations, the Federal Government will lay the groundwork for a self-sustaining home energy eff...

Recycled Bungalow Article Oregon Architect 08
Article from Oregon Architect on Ryan Walsh, winner of greenest house award for his Recycled Aesthetic home in Portland, Oregon.

ReGreen Green Remodeling Guidelines (USA)
The American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council partnered on the development of best practice guidelin...

Remodeling Cost vs Value Report 2008-2009
Annual comparison of ROI to remodeled features such as bathroom or kitchen improvements.

Remodeling Manual MN GreenStar 2.0
A comprehensive 439-page handbook to help make remodeling projects sustainable.

REMOTE Wall System Manual Cold Climates
The REMOTE Wall System (Residential Exterior Membrane Outside insulation TEchnique) provides a superior alternative that integrates standard frame ...

Residential Cogeneration Systems Review 2005
This 93-page report provides a review of technologies for energy cogeneration systems in residential applications.

Residential Green Revolution Article Ecostructure 2005
This 2005 article by Robin Rogers from EcoStructure magazine describes the growth of green home building in the USA.

Residential PV Prices in US Q4 2013 by NREL
This 35-page report from NREL provides a Q4 2013 update for residential PV systems, incorporating declines in equipment costs since the previous re...

Residential Solar Hot Water
This four-page brochure describes solar hot water systems for homes.

Residential Solar Water Heating Collectors
This six-page fact sheet describes the three main types of solar collectors for heating water.

Rocky Mountain Eco Dwellings Article
Six-page article describes several houses built in the Rocky Mountain region of the US, including the Maddux straw bale home in Boulder.

Selling into the Sun
This 40-page study by the USDOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that home buyers are consistently willing to pay solar PV home premium...

Sins of Greenwashing 2010 Home & Family Edition
In 2010, the Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition has been launched to update the state of knowledge of environmental claims, to focus p...

Small Wind Electric Systems: A US Consumer's Guide (USA)
This guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the ener...

Solar Apartments Kassel Germany
Four-page booklet describes a Passivhaus solar housing project in Kassel, Germany.

Solar Building Design: Review of Four Houses
Four solar homes are reviewed in this 4-page article.

Solar Energy Systems (Seattle WA, USA)
This 7-page brief explains solar electric systems, net metering, permitting of systems for Seattle.

Solar Energy Systems Seattle 2009
This seven-page guide offers help to ensure that the two types of solar energy systems most commonly used in Seattle, electric and hot water, are i...

Solar Hot Water System Sizing Spreadsheet
This Excel spreadsheet allows you to calculate the size for a solar hot water system, with system data, performance and output graph.

Solar House Czech Republic Cernosice
Four-page booklet describes a solar house in Cernosice, Czech Republic.

Solar House Demonstration HouseW Czech Republic
Four-page booklet describes a demonstration solar house in Czech Republic.

Solar House Tuusniemi Finland
Four-page booklet describes a solar house in Tuusniemi, Finland.

Solar Housing Freiburg Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar housing development in Freiburg, Germany.

Solar Low Energy House Durbach Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar, ultra-low energy house in Durbach, Germany.

Solar Pool and Shower Heating for Commmunities and Multifamily Developments
This six-page brochure describes heating water for showers and pools in multifamily and community developments.

Solar Renovation Demonstration Projects 1998
This 164-page document presents 16 different solar renovation projects, including the design processes. The projects include the renovation of hous...

Solar Thermal Community Action Manual (Canada)
The Solar Thermal Community Action Manual is a 66-page report designed for residents of Canada who would like information on residential-scale, or...

Solar Water Heating WBDG Article 2010
Good overview of solar water heating systems, with resources, codes, standards.

Solara Case Study in Energy Use PPT Slides by Jim Meacham
These slides contain lessons learned and energy use profile for the Solar zero energy community in California, USA.

Solara Community Case Study
This four-page case study describes the SOLARA project which includes 56 affordable apartments in six two-story buildings and a community center on...

Solara Community Case Study Powerpoint Slides 2007
These slides provide an overview of the first all-solar, net zero energy apartment complex in California called Solara.

Starek Residence Article 2007
One-page article about the Starek's organic, passive solar home near Boulder, Colorado.

Sun Chart: Determination of Solar Exposure (Seattle, WA, USA)
Four-page overview of how to determine solar exposure.

Sunny EcoHouse Kankyokobo Japan
Four-page booklet describes the Sunny EcoHouse solar house in Kankyo Kobo, Japan.

Sunset Addition Case Study (California)
One-page case study of a passive solar addition to a home in San Francisco, California

Tax Incentives for Solar 2009 (USA)
This two-page document describes the tax incentives available for renewable energy measures for resdiential and commercial buildings, and businesses.

Ten Tricks for Optimizing a PassivHaus AUG 2011
This five-page article offers ten tips for optimizing a passive house.

Ten Ways to Green Home Remodel
A brief overview of "top ten" ways to green remodel a home.

Texas Limestone House Article 2008
Brief article describes the Natural Home Show house in Boerne, Texas.

The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard—A comparison to other cold climate low-energy houses
The Passivhaus (PH) standard is a set of voluntary criteria for an ultra-low energy use home. Originally developed in Germany for houses and low-ri...

The Residential Green Revolution article
Article describes the growth of Seattle's green home building in 2005.

The Woonderf Concept
Rethinking a Residential Street in Somerville: The European concept of a woonerf — which views the street as a social space, rather than just a c...

Thomas Jefferson's Houses by Katherine Neville 2007
This nine-page paper discusses the esoteric and exoteric aspects of Thomas Jefferson's homes, including Poplar Forest.

Throwing Stones Case Study (California)
One-=page case study of a passive solar home in Redwood City, California, USA.

Tomorrow House (Construison Demain) Article in FRENCH
This seven-page article describes the Tomorrow House, or Construison Demain, a prefab passive house in France.

Umbrella Homes - Passive Annual Heat Storage
This article describes how to create an insulated and water-proof blanket that encompasses an earth-sheltered house and a large area (~6 meters) ar...

Use of Solar Design Days in Passive Solar House
In this eight-page paper, the use of solar design days is explored to improve the efficiency of the design process in passive solar houses.

Vista Montana Zero Energy Case Study
Two-page case study of the Vista Montana zero energy community on California.

Water Wall Solar Design Manual (Passive)
This 29-page manual describes how to build and use water wall passive solar systems.

Whole House Energy Checklist (USA)
Fifty steps to energy efficiency in six- pages.

Zero Energy Homes Potential for Large-Scale Implementation 2007
This seven-page paper presents findings from a study that estimates the potential impact of zero energy home (ZEH) technologies on energy consumpt...


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Advanced Solar Products
Welcome to the largest installer of PV power systems in the Mid-Atlantic region. Advanced Solar Products designs and builds PV power systems fr...

Affordable Passive Homes (Illinois, USA)
A non-profit organization based in Urbana, IL, committed to designing delightful and energy-efficient buildings to especially serve low- to middle-...

Affordable Solar (USA)
Affordable Solar is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They design and distribute renewable energy systems for residential, commercial and indust...

Airstream
In 1931, Airstream began with Wally Byam’s dream: to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be t...

Akeena Solar
Solar installer for residential and commercial systems in California.

Aqua Tower Chicago Video Link
n this excerpt from a film by the Checkerboard Film Foundation (www.checkerboardfilms.org), Jeanne Gang, FAIA, and developer and architect James...

Arkin Tilt Architects (California, USA)
Arkin Tilt Architects is an award-winning firm specializing in energy and resource efficient design. Our projects embody a marriage of thoughtfu...

Autonomous Net Zero Water Dorm
This project, funded by the National Science Foundation for 4 years, will demonstrate the approach at a 20-bed unit in Eaton Residential College...

Blue Ridge Timberwrights (Virginia, USA)
Crafters of timber frame structures since 1983, we use both traditional hand-crafted techniques, as well as modern methods, coordinated with enc...

BrightBuilt Barn Plans Set
The entire set of drawings for BrightBuilt Barn are available online.
A core principle of the BrightBuilt project has been Open Source inf...

BrightBuilt Barn Website
BrightBuilt Barn is the product of a collaboration among a team of some of the Northeast’s top green professionals, who decided to create ...

Building Energy (Vermont, USA)
Building Energy is a solar, weatherization and energy efficiency construction company based out of Williston, Vermont, USA.

For commerci...

Built Green Central Washington
Built Green® is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program developed in partnership with the Central Washington H...

Bundoran Farm (Virginia, USA)
Located fifteen minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, Bundoran Farm is a preservation or conservation development where more than 90 percent o...

CAFE2 (Southwest Virginia, USA)
CAFE2 is a non-profit personal energy consultant. They help determine how to make your home more efficient and help you pay for the work. Their...

Cal Green Lending (California, USA)
In addition to specializing in FNMA/FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage programs for residential properties, we also offer commercial and construction...

Camp Kernow (UK)
At Camp Kernow we are passionate about working towards our vision of a world where people live in balance with their natural environment and hav...

Cargotecture HIVE Houston
The HIVE MISSION is to design and build an affordable, inhabitable work of art as a community. By recycling the humble and strong steel shipping...

Cazeault Solar (Massachusetts USA)
Professional residential and commercial solar installer, serving the South Shore, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachuse...

CB Anderson Architects (Seattle)
CB Anderson Architects pllc was formed in 1996 by Craig B. Anderson AIA. Offering a "Client Centered" approach to design and architectural serv...

Centre for Alternative Technology (Wales)
Wales Institute for Sustainable Education

We promote our ideas in a variety of ways: Our Visitor Centre is open seven days a week. In...

Chain of Eco-Homes Competition (USA)
the Chain of Eco-Homes is a 12-home project located in Greensburg, Kansas. The purpose of this residential development is to create “Livin...

CHP Energy Solutions (USA)
CHP Energy Solutions provides training in state-of-the-art residential energy conservation techniques, home performance testing...

Clean Power Systems (San Diego, California, USA)
Headquartered in San Diego California, Clean Power Systems, Inc (CPS) is the leader in providing and installing residential and commercial solar...

CO2 Saver House (Poland)
This simple sustainable house designed by architect Peter Kuczia – like a chameleon – blends with its surrounding area on Laka Lake ...

Consumer Energy Tax Incentives 2009
Consumer Energy Tax Incentives
What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Me...

Container City (London, UK)
Container City™ is an innovative and highly versatile system that provides stylish and affordable accommodation for a range of uses. De...

Daylighting in Buildings
This book is the result of a coordinated international effort to gather the most up-to-date information available about the application and eval...

Design/interior health consultant
Residential and commercial design/using cutting edge materials. Green keys assesments available. Sustainabilty,quality,and health. LEED approve...

Dockside Green (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Situated in the heart of the City of Victoria, the Dockside Green community is owned and being developed by Vancity on fifteen acres of former h...

Domespace Homes (France)
These homes slowly rotate, turning the entire home towards the sun to heat or cool, using about as much power as vacuuming. The homes can be equ...

Douglas Construction Co. (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Douglas Construction offers home repair services to keep homes in top condition. Keeping up with regular maintenance and repairs will ensure tha...

Earth Sheltered Technology (Minnesota, USA)
Our homes are constructed of on-site-poured reinforced concrete utilizing our exotic aluminum forming system with a reusable fiber-glass dome fo...

Earthships
Earthship Biotecture, based in Taos, NM, USA is a global company offering proven, totally sustainable designs, construction drawings & detai...

Eco-Home, Indie Budget
This article by Francesca Lyman in GreenerBuildings (September 2005) shows that green home renovations can be expensive, but they don't have to ...

EcoFlats Apartments (Portland, Oergon, USA)
A commercial four-story, 20-unit mixed use development that includes a net-zero apartment building in Portland, Oregon.

EcoSense House (Vancouver Island, Canada)
Eco-Sense is a home, a lifestyle, a work ethic and a design for life created by Ann and Gord Baird on Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Northwest...

EERE's Designing or Remodeling a Home Info
Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, you should consider investing in its energy efficiency. You'll save energy and money in...

Elemental Architecture LLC (USA)
elemental is an award-winning New York City-based collaborative consisting of Elemental Architecture LLC & Sine Elemental LLC joined by an...

Ellensburg Solar (Washington State, USA)
Ellensburg Solar serves Washington State for both residential and commercial solar installations.

Energy Audit Do-It-Yourself (USA)
You can easily conduct a home energy audit yourself. With a simple but diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house. W...

Energy Concepts (USA)
Energy Concepts Co. designs and develops energy-efficient, heat-activated absorption systems and associated fluid contact equipment. The absorpt...

Energy Efficient Building Technologies
Design/build company that specializes to building homes that use less energy from the ground up, green building with a focus on solar and zero e...

Energy Savvy (USA)
Energy Savvy makes it easy for to understand and take action on the basics of residential energy efficiency by organizing and bringing together ...

Envac Waste Systems (Sweden)
Envac develop, sell, deliver and maintain vacuum transport systems for collection of household and commercial waste and residual products from r...

Envision Solar (USA)
Since its incubation in 2005, Envision Solar has established a robust platform for building a worldwide presence in the solar and clean technolo...

Evaluation Standard for Green Buildings (China)
This standard is applicable to evaluation on existing residential buildings, and three kinds of public buildings, i.e. office buildings, mall bu...

Everingham Rotating House (NSW, Australia)
The Everingham Rotating House is situated approximately 40 kilometres from Wingham NSW, in the hinterland of the Manning Valley on the Nowendoc ...

Flansburgh Architects
Flansburgh Architects is a nationally recognized, Boston-based architectural firm specializing in the programming, planning, and design of acade...

Form Environment Research Studio
Founded in early 2002, form, environment, research, (fer) Studio LLP, is an award winning architectural, interiors, landscape, and master planni...

Galaxy Electric (Seattle, Washington, USA)
GALAXY ELECTRIC is an electrical contracting company located in Shoreline, WA. We have been in business since 2002, specializing in providing hi...

Get Solar (USA)
GetSolar.com is the destination for residential and commercial customers to find professional solar installers. Our national directory of solar ...

Get Solar Blog
GetSolar.com is the destination for residential and commercial customers to find professional solar installers. Our national directory of solar ...

Global Solar World (Australia)
GLOBAL SOLAR WORLD’s aim is to promote solar energy across the globe. Global Solar World is a one-stop-shop for solar products and se...

Go Solar California (USA)
This site provides consumers a "one-stop shop" for information on rebates, tax credits, and incentives for solar energy systems in Californi...

Go Solar Power for Homes Blog
read about incorporating solar into residential projects.

Going Green at the Beach
In March of 2004, Dave and Anna Porter made a decision to reduce the impact their lifestyle was having on the planet. Among other changes, they ...

Gordon Clarke Architects (UK)
We combine building methods which care for our planet and our future, with the highest quality design and a full professional service. Central t...

Green and Save Home Remodeling (USA)
The reporting and return on investment research to give homeowners perspective and insight on saving money, energy and the environment.

Green Building
Green Building, Principles and Practices is the first college textbook specifically addressing residential green building and renovation. It se...

Green Building Design Label Three Star (China)
The Chinese Green Building Evaluation Label (GBEL) is a government-run green building certification program with strict requirements for achievi...

Green Heat (Canada)
The GreenHeat partnership involves suppliers from the four renewable energy space conditioning technologies, who want to help Canada meet its re...

Green Home Remodeling Guide
Downloadable green remodeling guide from City of Portland, OR

Green Lending Specialist
A Green Lending Specialist ™ (GLS) is a lending professional, educated and certified through the GLS designation program. This individual ...

Green Passive Solar Magazine
This website highlights passive solar design, its practicality, beauty and creativity within its design and building principles. The many differ...

Green Star South Africa (Africa)
The Green Building Council SA uses the Green Star South Africa rating system, based on the Australian system and customised for the South Africa...

Green Valuation Specialist
A GreenValuation Specialist ™ (GVS) is an appraising professional, educated and certified through the GVS designation program. This indivi...

GreenBuilding Progamme (EU)
In 2004, the European Commission initiated the GreenBuilding Programme (GBP). This programme aims at improving the energy efficiency and expandi...

GreenRemodel.net
resources for Do-It-Yourselfers

Greentainer Project (Italy)
The Greentainer Project in Italy uses a shipping container to create residential or exhibition spaces. High technology is applied for heating/co...

GreenValuation Specialist
A GreenValuation Specialist ™ (GVS) is an appraising professional, educated and certified through the GVS designation program. This indivi...

Healthy Home in the Valley Website (Yakima, Washington, USA)
The Healthy Home in the Valley was a demonstration project constructed near Yakima, Washington. Built by Steve Weise, Inc., the project aims to ...

Helio Sustainable Energy Blog
This blog is operated by the HelioPower company. HelioPower has engineered solar power solutions for residential, commercial, community and util...

HGTV Green Remodeling
If you're looking to remodel your home and go "green" at the same time, then check out our green home remodeling ideas and tips below. View do-i...

Home Performance Coalition (USA)
In 2014, Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) and the National Home Performance Coalition (NHPC) merged to form the Home Performance Coalition (HPC). ...

Homes Across America
Homes across America provides a vehicle to share information between homebuyers, builders, designers, and technical assistance providers. The re...

Houzz Residential Ideas
Great website devoted to houses - provides thousands of photos of houses, searchable by type of architecture or type of living space, or locatio...

Hubbell and Hubbell
The Hubbell & Hubbell team creates places that heal the soul and renew the spirit. We are a unique family-owned firm committed to integratin...

India's Solar Power Plans
26 April 2009

Aarti Dhar NEW DELHI: The Union Government has finalised the draft for the National Solar Mission. It aims to make India a...

Infinite Energy
Infinite Energy is a premium Solar Power Specialist based in Brisbane and servicing all of the South East of Queensland. Infinite Energy is Au...

James & Kutyla Architecture
JAMES & KUTYLA Architecture is a full service architecture and design firm located in Chicago since 1984. Its principals are William Jame...

Jim Burton Architect / Blip Design (Seattle)
We specialize in remodels and additions in Seattle, Washington, USA, and believe it’s often more environmentally responsible, and cost-eff...

Joseph Hurley Architects (Washington, USA)
Joseph Hurley Architects was established in 2001 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The firm provides design services for residential and commercial p...

Kandovan Village (Iran)
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Iran is the quaint and mysterious Thirteenth Century village of Kandovan. Kandovan village is unique in t...

Kappe+Du Architects (California, USA)
Located in Marin County, California, Kappe+Du Architects creates innovative, forward-thinking design work. Our two design principals, Ron Kappe ...

KieranTimberlake Associates
KieranTimberlake is an award-winning and internationally published architecture firm noted for its research, and innovative design and planning ...

KMD Architects (San Francsico, California, USA)
Established in San Francisco in 1963, KMD has combined research, innovative design, and creative vision to stake its place as one of the largest...

LaCroix Design
Jean-Yves Lacroix is the founder and senior designer of Lacroix Design, L.C. He brings a unique blend of experience to benefit his clients, conv...

LandArk
LandArks are small, boat-inspired, energy-efficient, prefabricated homes. As leaders in the field of zero-carbon design and development, we have...

Lehrer Architects (Los Angeles, California, USA)
All projects at Lehrer Architects incorporate sustainable features like: the parking “lot” as landscaped park, at Temple Bat Yahm; o...

Lighthouse Solar (USA)
Lighthousesolar is a solar services company offering solar electric and solar thermal solutions for residential and commercial customers. Our mi...

Living Homes (USA)
We work with leading architects to create lines of homes that feature modern form and functionality and an unprecedented level of healthy/sustai...

Living Off the Grid (USA)
A free, online resource for off-grid living. We are here to help you along in the rewarding challenge of living off of the power grid. Whether ...

Los Vecinos Solar Apartment Building Video Link
LEED Platinum apartments complete
The county's first residential LEED Platinum project is complete. Reporter Carlos Rico provides detai...

Maintain Mayberry (or) Bring on the Condos? Article
Builders say mixed-use developments in the city keep sprawl at bay, but residents fear the threat to neighborhood identities. This article by Fr...

Michael Tavel Architects
Architecture, design firm specialize in: • Sustainable, urban, residential mixed-use town planning and architecture. • Poetic, sensi...

Michelle Kaufman Designs
Sustainable, well-designed buildings should be accessible to more people. To achieve this we have simplified our process and chosen off-site mod...

Micro Compact Home
The micro compact home [m-ch] is a lightweight compact dwelling for one or two people. Its compact dimensions of 2.6m cube adapt it to a variety...

MySolar (USA)
MySolar.com is dedicated to providing fun, accurate and informative information about residential solar. We find that a lot of homeowners are h...

NARI Green (USA)
National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Natural Home Source
Residential and commercial design/using cutting edge materials. Green keys assesments available. Sustainabilty,quality,and health. LEEDs appro...

Net-Zero Energy Home in Denver
In 2005, NREL and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver collaborated to build an affordable and sustainable Net-Zero Energy model home that would...

Nice Architects (Slovakia)
Designers of the EcoCapsule, Nice Architects is a young, small architectural studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia. This firm's ...

Page and Beard Architects (Washington State, USA)
Full spectrum of sustainable and design services in commercial, retail, office, industrial and custom residential.

Passive Design (NZ)
Level helps you design and build homes in New Zealand which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower...

Passive House High Efficiency Ventilation
It is essential that the ventilation system in a passive house can provide high quality indoor air for the following reasons: A continuous exchange...

Passive Solar Design (California, USA)
Proper orientation, overhangs, shading, windows, thermal massing, attached greenhouses, etc.

Passive Solar Home Design
Describes window location, glazing type, insulation and air sealing, heating and cooling systems, direct gain, indirect gain, isolated gain and sum...

Passive Solar Home Plans
The 91 passive solar home plans provided on Build It Solar's website were the winners of a passive solar home design competition sponsored by HU...

Peak Solar (Pennsylvania, USA)
Full service provider of commercial and residential photovoltaic systems.

Photo Gallery of Solar Energy
See how solar energy is being used in various applications. From small, remote applications to large industrial-scale utility applications, the ...

Phyllotactic Towers © VERK Studio
Saleh Masoumi Verki has developed a novel concept for urban residential architecture. Nearly all of the residential towers that have been built ...

Polymath Park (Acme, Pennsylvania, USA)
Experience the legendary work of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the world’s most celebrated architects with an overnight stay in the Wright-de...

Poulin Solar (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
Get an accurate no obligation in-person assessment provided by our skilled and knowledgeable solar designers. We are here to help you understand...

Poulin Solar Pro (New Mexico, USA)
We are home solar installer company in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico. We can help you to reduce your electricity cost using solar panel...

PV Innovation in North America
by Nathan Furr und Travis Bradford
05-12-2009

The $50 billion global PV industry is fast approaching a critical juncture in its hi...

PV Solar Panels
PV solar panels are usually either roof-mounted or grou...

Residential Shipping Container Primer
Residential Shipping Container Primer (RSCP™) is a reference for building with ISO Shipping containers. It is managed by architects and d...

Riverdale Net Zero Project (Canada)
The Riverdale NetZero Project is one of 12 similar projects across Canada. It is part of CMHC’s EQuilibrium Healthy Housing program. The d...

Robert Harvey Oshatz (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Organic architect practicing in Portland, Oregon. In 1971, Robert Oshatz established the firm of Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect. Over the years...

Roseville Solar Electric (Sacramento, California)
Installers of turn-key, small to large-scale solar electric power systems for agricultural, commercial, municipal and residential customers arou...

Silk Road Solar Africa (USA and Africa)
Africa has the highest number of sun hours per day and yet the lowest per capita useage of solar technology. Cost is the primary bottleneck to t...

Skara Brae in Orkney 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 Brae Kids' Educational Website by BBC
The BBC created a website especially for children to learn more about the Skara Brae Stone Age village in Scotland.

Sol Sierra Solar Energy Systems (California, USA)
Sol Sierra, Inc. provides Solar Energy Systems throughout Northern California, featuring grid tied and off-grid solar systems. Sol Sierra provid...

Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes
Solaleya represents Domespace Homes - from France - in the USA. Our all wood dome shaped homes allow you to live in an exceptionally pleasant se...

Solar Access Ordinance (Wisconsin, USA)
The Village of Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, passed an energy performance standard for new buildings, requiring them to be twice as energy efficient a...

Solar and LEED 2009: An Old Challenge in A New System
Saturday, 18 July 2009

Cost/benefit analysis is certainly nothing new. Leed 2009 NC adds a new twist when your design team compares maxi...

Solar City Residential Leasing
We created the groundbreaking solar lease option SolarLease™, a way for homeowners to go solar without any upfront cost and save money fro...

Solar Connexion (Virginia, USA)
We install PV systems for simple cabin retreats to the complexity of a solar powered community or commercial building. Since 1993, Solar Connexi...

SOLAR CONNEXION Installs 11.52 kW Solar Array at New River Woodworks LLC
Radford, VA – January 14, 2013 – Solar Connexion recently completed the installation 48 photovoltaic panels on the roof of New River...

Solar Decathlon Europe 2012
Eighteen countries are represented in the 2012 student competition from universities across Europe.

Solar Direct (Florida, USA)
Solar Direct offers more than 350 environmentally responsible products and services to fit most projects. They specialize in Solar Power, Solar ...

Solar Energy for Homes
This website is devoted to providing information on the use of solar power in and around the house. You can learn about different solar products...

Solar Energy Storage Wall for Passive Survivability (Ottowa, Canada)
 The entirely passive residential solar heating system described here was conceived for passive survivability, with particular attention to...

Solar Heat Alaska (USA)
Alascorp sells and installs solar hot water equipment for commercial and residential use. We sell and install solar heating panels and equipment...

Solar Heat Exchangers (South Africa)
Solar Heat Exchangers (Pty) Lttd. is a one-stop shop in South Africa for various solar thermal technologies. The term 'solar thermal' describes ...

Solar Home
SolarHome.org is an online retailer for solar panels and related accessories. Ten years in this burgeoning industry has served us well and ...

Solar Nation (USA)
SolarNation is an online resource for residential solar energy that includes a calculator and connections to solar installers.

Solar Oregon Case Studies
Residential, schools and commercail projects

SolarCity (USA)
SolarCity is revolutionizing the delivery of solar energy to homes and businesses across the U.S. Our national reach with local delivery and ong...

Solargy (California, USA)
Full Service Mechanical Engineering Company Solargy specializes in both commercial and residential applications.
• California Title 2...

Spring Training for Solar Power Systems (Missouri, USA)
The Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) is hosting a day of Spring training open to members and non-members. Each 6 hour clas...

Sun Day Solar (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)
SunDaySolar, an Entero Energy company, is located in Charlottesville VA, and has been installing and maintaining solar thermal and solar photovo...

Sun Light & Power (California, USA)
Sun Light & Power is a solar power integrator based in Berkeley, California and in continuous operation since 1976. We offer Total Energy So...

Sun Plans (USA)
Browse this site for many house plans featuring passive solar design.

Sun Pumps
Solar water pumps are a great alternative to the more traditional electric water pump. Solar pumps have proven to be the perfect piece of equipm...

Sunbiosis Architecture (Virginia, USA)
SUNBIOSIS plc is a small, full service architecture firm in Charlottesville, Virginia that offers sustainable design and LEED consulting service...

Suncatcher Solar Homes (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Suncatcher Solar is a Saskatchewan-based solar design company dedicated to providing quality passive solar home designs and solar energy and hea...

Sungazing House in Utah
Built in 2010 by Kevin and Svetlana O’Meara, the Sungazing House was designed and constructed to honor the power, energy and movement of t...

Sungevity
Sungevity is focused exclusively on residential solar installation and we are passionate about making solar a viable option for all homeowners. ...

Sunlight Homes (Albuquerque, New mexico, USA)
In business since 1975 and have always specialized in sustainable, solar residential architecture. Over the last 35+ years we have designed home...

Sunmetrix Residential Grid Parity Solar Map (USA)
Sunmetrix provides this interactive map to show grid parity for all states in the US.

Grid parity, also called socket parity, is a measu...

Sunshine Construction (Seattle)
Sunshine Construction LLC is a custom residential construction company, based in North Seattle, owned and managed by Jon Alexander. Our focus is...

SunTerra Homes (Oregon, USA)
Builder of solar homes in Oregon, USA.

SunWind Power Systems (Kentucky, USA)
We provide services and products for solar (solar hot water, solar PV), wind and other renewable technologies for those in Louisville and throug...

Sustainable Natural Beauty Article from Design/Build
This article beautifully shows an extraordinary sustainable home in Wisconsin. From Design/Build Magazine 2010.

Sustainable SITES Initiative (USA)
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) is a program based on the understanding that land is a crucial component of the built environmen...

Sustainsia (California, USA)
At Sustainsia, Inc. we offer an environment to enhance productivity and creativity: a tiny prefab building less than 120 sq. ft. Our efficient,...

Talk Solar Panels (UK)
Talk Solar Panels is a UK solar panels installer comparison company. We have a database of 600 installers, and can provide up to three quotes an...

Tall Pines Construction (Utah)
Full-service residential builder in Park City and Heber areas of Utah.

Terra Sol Design & Building (Washington, USA)
Designers and builders of passive solar and strawbale homes in Colorado and Port Townsend, WA.

Tesla Energy (California, USA)
TESLA BATTERIES

Tesla batteries integrate with solar to harness the abundant power of the sun and reduce our reliance o...

That Roundhouse (Wales)
The Roundhouse in Brithir Mawr, Wales, is made with wood frame, cobwood, recycled window walls and a straw-insulated sod roof. It is powered by ...

The $15,000 Solar Arcade Article
In the past year or so, while most archi tects have been struggling to develop plans for homes that could be erected for less than half again th...

The Life of an Architect Blog (USA)
Bob Borson is a licensed architect in Texas who writes about all things architecture. He is very frank about the profession and offers stories a...

The Parking Lot as a ‘Solar Grove’
One day early in 2004, Robert Noble, an architect specializing in sustainable design, asked himself why parking lots in the Uni...

The Solar Alliance
We are a state-focused alliance of solar manufacturers, integrators and financiers dedicated to accelerating the promise of photovoltaic (PV) en...

Tigo Energy (California, USA)
The company offers the Tigo Energy Maximizer Solution for utility scale, commercial and residential systems. The patented Tigo ...

Tin Can Cabin (Wisconsin, USA)
Tin Can Cabin is basically a collection of ideas, plans, and techniques that I am developing while building my shipping container cabin in north...

Tiny House Blog
My name is Kent Griswold and I am developing this blog because of my love of small spaces. I have always dreamed of having a cabin and have done...

Triage Engineering
Triage Corp is a private company, founded in 1986 and now based in Phoenix Arizona in 1997. The company maintains unique engineering skills i...

Understand Solar Blog
UnderstandSolar.com is dedicated to providing accurate, useful information about residential solar power.

UnderstandSolar
UnderstandSolar.com is dedicated to providing accurate, useful information about residential solar power. We believe that one of the greatest o...

Underwood Solar Future (Pittsburgh, USA)
Underwood Solar Future provides full-service solar panel estimating and installation for commercial businesses and residential properties at fai...

University of Tennessee (USA)
University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, along with RedVector, offers an online certificate program in sustainable design and...

Veljko Milkovic Research & Development Center (Serbia)
Veljko Milkovic pioneered the self-heating eco-house concept for his passive solar residential designs in Serbia. The homes utilize the sun for ...

Virginia Solar Energy Association (Virginia, USA)
Established in 1983, The Virginia Solar Energy Association seeks to empower Virginia citizens with knowledge about solar energy technologies, ad...

WaterSprout
WaterSprout is a design build landscape firm specializing in residential and commercial greywater, rainwater catchment, and irrigation efficienc...

Wayne Design
Specializing in Passive Solar, Energy Efficient, Super Insulated, Passive Cooling home designs that utilize science and mother nature to heat &a...

West 163rd Street Mixed Use Condominium (New York, NY, USA)
This new 62,000 sf, $15.5 million dollar 'green' mixed use community facility and residential tower employs numerous sustainable and energy-cons...

Wilkinson Eyre Architects (UK)
Wilkinson Eyre Architects is among the UK’s leading design practices, and is responsible for a large portfolio of international projects. ...

Winter Sun Design (Washington, USA)
Residential building design with specialties in passive solar, sustainable (green), building design and consulting.

Zeck Butler Architects (USA)
ZECK BUTLER ARCHITECTS PS is an architectural and sustainable design firm founded in 1984. Over the last 20 years, we have provided design, plan...

ZED Communities (Bagalore, India)
ZED Habs – the largest green residential developer in India today – is a leader in pioneering building technologies and management s...

Zero Emission Home (UK)
First zero-emission home unveiled Take a tour The UK has unveiled its first zero emission home that will set the environmental standard for all ...

Zero Energy Casita (Texas, USA)
In the face of rising energy costs, the Casita's homeowners wanted their second home's carrying costs to be minimized as much as possible. Paire...

Zero Energy Home
Author: Charles Nicoletti II - A group of Appalachian State University students, staff and energy consultants have come together to build the fi...

Zero Energy Residential Development (Lopez Island, Washington, USA)
Architect Brian Cloward talks about a zero energy residential development on Lopez Island in Washington State. 25 minutes.


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Building Benchmarks
BuildingBenchmarks.com is a simple presentation of the latest CBECS data. Anyone can download the CBECS database files from the U.S. Department ...

Building Energy Asset Score (USA)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s free, web-based Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) is a national standardized...

Buildings Performance Database (USA)
The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) unlocks the power of building energy performance data. The platform enables users to perform statistica...

CBECS (Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey) USA
The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial...

Code Innovations Database
The Code Innovations Database is a resource for code officials, the building industry and the public to share information about successfully per...

DOE-2
DOE-2 calculates the hourly energy use and energy cost of a commercial or residential building given information about the building's climate, c...

E-Scale or EnergySmart Home ScaleSM
The E-Scale is an easy-to-understand tool that helps homebuyers and homeowners make smart energy decisions when purchasing, renting, or updating...

EcoCalculator for Buildings from the Athena Instit
In North America, the ATHENA® Impact Estimator for buildings is the only software tool that evaluates whole buildings and assemblies based o...

Energy Gauge
EnergyGauge is a family of user-friendly PC software tools that allow simple yet detailed performance-based analysis of building energy use and ...

Environmental Impact Estimator for Buildings from Athena
In North America, the ATHENA® Impact Estimator for buildings is a software tool that evaluates whole buildings and assemblies based on inter...

Green Roof Energy Calculator
The green roof energy calculator allows you to compare the annual energy performance of a building with a vegetative green roof to the same buil...

Heat Gain and Loss Short Form Calculator
Free Load Calculator by Mr. HVAC

Home Energy Saver
The Home Energy SaverTM calculator is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to...

Minnesota Building Materials Database
The Minnesota Building Materials Database is a tool to document, evaluate, and disseminate usable information on sustainable materials, products...

PV Value Tool (USA)
This spreadsheet tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power Electric™ is intended to help determine the value of a new...

Roof Savings Calculator
Beta Release v0.9 from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The Roof Savings Calculator was develop...

Sizing Solar Water Heater Tool (Florida, USA)
This calculator provides consumer information on the energy, cost and environmental savings potential of residential solar hot water systems in ...

SolaCalc (UK)
Simulates passive solar houses by calculating heat losses and solar gains in residential buildings, using interlinked worksheets and very extens...

Solar Air Heater Software and Data
Software & Data
The RETScreen Software Solar Air Heating Model can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, co...

Solar Savings Calculator for Residential (USA)
Use the calculator to discover how much savings you could potentially receive and how much of an impact you will have on our environment for res...

Solar Water Heater Software
The RETScreen Software Solar Water Heating Model can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions...

SunDAT (Fee-Based)
SunDAT is a software plugin developed at FTC Solar for the SketchUp 3D environment that enables automated design and optimization of photovoltai...

System Advisor Model (SAM)
The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a performance and financial model designed to facilitate decision-making for people involved in the renewable ...

ZIP Insulation Program (USA)
The ZIP-Code Insulation Program will tell you the most economic insulation level for your new or existing house based on your zip code in the US...


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