Other stories by Nigel F. Maynard

  • Reinvention Conference 2008: Architect Peter Pfeiffer Offers Common-Sense Solutions for Energy-Efficient Design

    Green by design, not by device, Peter Pfeiffer told attendees during residential architect's Reinvention Conference.

  • Green Pieces

    A sustainable house is the sum of its many, many parts.

  • Longevity, Durability, and Recyclability Make Metal Roofing a Good Choice for Sustainable Building

    There is a house in Omaha, Neb., that is unlike any other in the state—perhaps the country. Built under HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), this "Concept Home" is loaded with 60 of the best technologies and products home building has to offer and is seen as a model for the...

  • Texas Parade of Homes Goes Green

    North Texas has had Parade of Homes before, but the event taking place this week will mark the first time that it consists of only resource-efficient, "green" homes.

  • Managing Moisture Levels In Buildings

    Technology and Commonsense Design Are Your Dest Defenses Against Moisture

  • Warmington Homes Completes "Green" Development

    Vantage of Palo Alto, Calif., is the largest solar-powered residential project ever built in the city. The 76-unit development was designed by Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY Group in the spirit of Joseph Eichler's forward-thinking and forward-looking homes of the 1950s and '60s. “Many developments leave...

  • Building Green Easier Than You Think

    Imagine Homes doesn't build houses like they once were built. But this doesn't mean the company is forsaking the traditional home construction ideals of care and craftsmanship. It just means Imagine is building homes with an eye toward site sensitivity, energy and water efficiency, and indoor air...

  • Reclaimed Lumber

    Even with surging interest in green building and sustainability, new construction and renovation projects continue to deplete vast quantities of resources. Remodeling, in particular, is a double-edged sword--the new house consumes materials, the demolition of the old structure generates debris. You...

  • Green roofing

    The temperature atop Chicago's City Hall building on an average summer day is usually 14 degrees to 44 degrees cooler than the county office building across the street. The reason: the county building has a typical black-tar roof, while City Hall has a green roof planted with grass, plants, and...

  • The nation's largest solar neighborhood takes shape in California.

    Home buyers at three Lennar neighborhoods in Northern California will be surprised to learn that their new house will come with a mini power plant. The Sacramento division of the national builder is offering a solar power system on all its houses as a standard feature.