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Solar Decathlon -- Innovation in Home Design

Sheri Koones | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Sheri Koones

One of the truly wonderful events that occur bi-annually in this country is the Solar Decathlon (SD), an educational program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Is Prefab Really Prefabulous?

Sheri Koones | Posted 06.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sheri Koones

The few homes described here just scratch the surface of the incredible examples of prefabricated home design. But all of these houses are beautiful and reveal that prefabrication methods of construction offer an endless variety of design possibilities.

Prefabrication and Energy Efficiency

Sheri Koones | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Sheri Koones

Exploring so many examples of extraordinary international home design, I discovered there is much the construction world can share and learn from each other across borders.

LOOK: This Tiny Home Has A Surprise Inside

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 09.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Sometimes a home's exterior can be, well, misleading. And usually that's a bad thing, but sometimes there is an exception. That's the case with the po...

How Millennials Are Playing The (Job) Field

Jim Payne | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Jim Payne

This post is part of our Millennial Impact spring series "Getting Fresh." These blogs highlight our young, innovative contributors who have new ideas ...

'Most Important Architect' Puts 3D Models in Mobile Cloud

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

For more than two decades the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry was an IT laggard. Enter Gehry Technologies, a startup co-founded by leading architect Frank Gehry.

Abandoned Stable Now Water-independent, Off-grid, Family Dream Home (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

High on a hill and far from city water or an electrical grid, the crumbling cow shed was far from the conventional image of luxury estate.

Which States 'LEED' The Way?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

Does your state "LEED" the way with green buildings? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, has released the...

Green Building Trends For 2012

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

From Earth Advantage Institute: Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource that has certified more than 12,000 homes, announced...

The Solar Decathlon: Innovation Through Making

Harris Silver | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Harris Silver

We are reminded every time we buy things and see the country of origin that we have stopped making things. You can't foster a culture of innovation without having a culture of making.

Sustainability Standards and Sustainability Creep

Gregory Unruh | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

The sooner companies recognize and get into the greening frenzy the better their chances of influencing the process. Companies are the only entities that can make standards real, by embodying them in products and services.

Creating a workforce

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

If you regularly read this blog, you may have already read about the Reconnect program. Reconnect began in 2004 when Goodwill first partnered with Del...

Haiti's Rebuilding -- The Larger Picture

Eli Attia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eli Attia

As cities continue to grow to sizes unimaginable only a few years ago, slums within these cities grow at twice that pace. Why are we incapable of accommodating the essential need for shelter?

Is There Hope for the Planet?

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

If there is to be restoration, we must first encounter national reformation. Until then our good efforts will continue to backfire and fall to the ground. If there is to be hope, there first must be God.

Anyone Listening? -- My Green Home Building Experience

Tom Schey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Schey

We will come out of this economic mess, but the environment does not need to be on hold. At least for the time being, we should incentivize the heck out of people's buying decisions.

One Stop Shopping for Greening Your Home: Green Depot Has It All

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marissa Bronfman

Find out how Sarah Beatty, a determined new green business woman, has earned Green Depot's moniker as America's leading one-stop shop for building solutions.

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

Sustainable Gingerbread Houses: From Seaweed Solar Panels To Coconut Landscaping

New York Times | Penelope Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Turns out the cladding on Colleen Klabin's sustainable gingerbread house is Golden Grahams, not Multi-Bran Chex or Life Cereal. The roof is Shredded W...

Wood Pellet Boilers: Carbon-Neutral Heating (VIDEO)

Chelsea Green | J S Mcdougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greg Pahl, author of Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options, no longer relies on fossil fuels for winter heat. He has no...

10 Green Tax Breaks

Planet Green | Josh Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Uncle Sam wants you to green up your act! The United States government is offering tax incentives and credits to people who renovate their homes with ...