Green Design

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Book Review: 'Pretty Good House'

Martin Holladay's review of this important book should not be missed. More

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Words Matter: A Refreshing Take on Green Speak

How we describe what we build can promote greenwashing, and runs rampant in all... More

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RGS Energy Updates Dow Chemical's Powerhouse Solar Shingle
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Advocating for Fresh Air in Homes

HIVE panelist and entrepreneur Bill Hayward has a passion for cleaner indoor air More

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Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years

California has the most LEED-certified homes, followed by New York and Texas. More

Super-Efficient Cohousing Community Springs up in Coastal Maine

Belfast's Ecovillage isn't your typical development — it's an "intentional community" patterned after the cohousing projects of northern Europe. More

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Merging Biophilic Design with Green Building Standards

Biophilic design is gaining traction in residental construction as an ancillary... More

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Q&A: Electric Radiant Heat for a Small Space

Q. I'm considering using electric radiant heating panels in the ceiling of a small superinsulated apartment, but I hear a lot of bias against electric heat. Can it be cost effective in this case? More

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What’s the Dewpoint?

When people refer to the dewpoint in a wall assembly, are they talking about a... More

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Q&A: Optimal Insulation Thickness

Q: In a heating climate (central New York), I would like to know how to determine whether adding more insulation results in diminishing returns in terms of energy savings. Is there any reason to include more than R-50 insulation in an attic, assuming the More

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