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  • Thinking Big About Going Green

    When it comes to the issues of size and sustainability, it's time to think big about the scale of going green, not about consumption.

  • On the Front Lines: Don Ferrier, Ferrier Custom Homes

    Texas green building veteran reflects on his first zero-energy home, exploring wind power, and serving the needs of a demographically diverse clientele.

  • 2010 Hanley Award Nominees Named

    Second annual award includes $50,000 grant.

  • Houston Commits $23 Million to Energy-Efficient Retrofits

    As part of its participation in the Clinton Climate Initiative Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, the city of Houston commits to improve energy efficiency in 19 city facilities.

  • Vice President Biden Kicks Off New Energy Efficiency Effort

    Austin, Philadelphia, and Seattle are among 25 communities that will receive funding from the $425 million Recovery Act to be used for energy efficiency retrofits for commercial buildings and houses.

  • Zero-Energy Casita Harnesses the Wind

    Award-winning green builder, Ferrier Custom Homes, takes advantage of Texas' wind-swept plains to maintain mission of building only LEED for Homes, Energy Star, National Green building Standard, the DOE's Biulders' Challenge, and Green Built Texas certified houses.

  • Product Review: Windows

    Spot-specing windows based on their orientation--rather than installing a houseful of the same model--can have a significant impact on efficiency and homeowner comfort.

  • EPA Ranks Cities With Most Energy-Efficient Buildings

    The second annual ranking from the EPA names Los Angeles number one in largest number of Energy Star-labeled buildings for 2009.

  • Case Study: Net-Zero Home in Lewisville, Texas, Sets High-Performance Standard

    GreenCraft Builders' latest Texas project blends well with its 60s-era neighborhood, while its high-performance features push the boundaries of modern sustainability.

  • Listening to the Land: Site Design Merges with Building Design

    The fundamental principals of landscape architecture and site design are now resonating with developers, investors, and corporate users and in turn, also are influencing building design.