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  • 9 Examples of Pro-Sports Teams Going Green

    Now that the East meets West battle between the Patriots and Seahawks is over, here is what some other teams are up to. Aside from games, franchises across the country are winning in sustainable ways.

  • For Passive Design in a Humid Climate, Try Concrete

    In the wet climate of British Columbia, wood-frame homes will need regular renovation, which is why well-insulated concrete was perfect for Damon Gray. The result is a 3,000 square foot house that will cost nothing to run.

  • Industry Group WoodWorks Honors 16 Projects Framed by Timber

    An initiative of the Wood Products Council, the group's 2015 awards recognize industrial, institutional, multifamily, and commercial projects that use wood for its structural, acoustic, and design potential.

  • Who's Buying Into Net-Zero Home Building?

    Wall Street Journal staffer Kris Hudson canvasses industry pros--including Meritage Home's C.R. Herro, Blue Heron partner Tyler Jones, KB Homes Dan Bridleman, and Lennar's David Kaiserman--only to find varying degrees of buy-in towards the net-zero concept.

  • Sustainable Student Living: Inside the Davis Domes

    The University of California, Davis is home to a completely unique, thriving counterculture lifestyle—a student housing facility built on community, sustainability, and fiberglass domes.

  • 6 Key Design Trends Coming to Cities

    By 2050, an estimated 70 percent of the global population will live in urban areas. Accommodating such rapid, dense population growth will require changes in lifestyle and design, some of which are already making their way into urban planning and multifamily.

  • Young Adult Home Buyers in the 13 Most Populated MSAs

    Economists are banking on 2015 to be the year leading-edge millennials finally start to stream into the housing market. To get an idea of what changes can be expected if the generation does take the plunge, Builder gathered data on millennial home buying behavior in MSAs where the 25-34 year-old...

  • Free Floating House Floor Plans

    Free blueprints for floating homes will be available online for the masses.

  • Demand vs. Desire: The New Home Dilemma

    Pricing growth incites low new-home demand, but it’s more an indication of fear, than a lack of desire among entry-level buyers.

  • Architecture for Humanity Files for Bankruptcy

    Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the San Francisco–based non-profit organization behind a federation of chapters focusing on humanitarian and disaster relief architecture, is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.