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  • How Big Can a Prefab Go?

    When you think of a prefab, what comes to mind? A house in a neighborhood full of identical houses? How about a building in China with 57 floors and 800 apartments?

  • Furniture Built for Bike Storage

    A bicycle seems like the most sensible transportation option for a city-dweller in a small apartment, but storage doesn't come cheap. One Chilean designer is working to change that with a line of shelves and furnishing that elegantly store and display bikes as sculpture.

  • Soul of a Treehouse, Style of a Summer Home

    A triangular design gives this summer home a childilke aura.

  • A Tiny House in the Vermont Mountains

    The tiny home trend continues with this 200 square-foot abode in the Vermont mountains. The trailer-tied home boasts green building features from low utility costs to a compost toilet.

  • It’s a Room Divider, It’s a Sound Insulator, It’s a… Cactus?

    A solution for dividing office space that improves sound management as much as spirits, BuzziCactus is a fun, multi-purpose, sustainable design for the open office.

  • Know Your Energy Footprint

    Knowing when and why you are using energy can be key to reducing energy use.

  • Drink Your Coffee, Plant the Cup

    A new kickstarter hopes to cut down on disposable cup waste by making biodegradable coffee cups with seeds in them.

  • Four Second Home Shipping Container Retreats

    Shipping container homes are an ideal option for homeowners who are looking to invest in a second home, but can't quite afford a traditional build. These four retreats and vacation homes are impressive examples of economical (and chic) shipping container home design.

  • Real-Time Building Performance Data, Real-Time Results

    Energy management gets an upgrade with BuildingOS—software that looks to the past and present, both in real-time. A new partnership between energy management leaders Ecova and Lucid combines historical with current meter data to provide a holistic picture of building performance.

  • Energy Encroachment

    California's energy code saves the state millions in energy costs, and it could be coming to a state near you!