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  • The Water-Efficient Home

    Guidelines for reducing water use in your projects.

  • Continuous Experimentation

    William McDonough, FAIA, reflects on encouraging human imagination and the joy and determination in realizing spaces that connect people with their environments.

  • Wyck KNox

    On greening schools and curricula.

  • Lessons for a Green School

    Wyck Knox, AIA, of VMDO Architects on greening schools and curricula.

  • Reclaimed Wood Flooring From HomerWood

    HomerWood. Reclaimed Hardwood flooring is crafted from slow-growth Appalachian timber from deconstructed barns in Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The kiln-dried wood features character markings such as nail holes, cracks, and mineral streaks. It comes with the companys low-luster Oil Naturals...

  • 2010 Evergreen Awards: Lone Star

    In the nation's oil capital, one house—ECO-STRUCTURE's 2010 Greenhouse winner—proudly declares its independence from fossil fuels.

  • Virginia Tech Shines Overseas

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University takes top honors at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition.

  • Case Study: 11-Year-Old Charlottesville, Va., Home Reveals Enduring Performance of Environmental Design

    More than a decade after its design, the home of architects Chris Hays and Allison Ewing demonstrates the long-term benefits of passive solar design and high-performance construction.

  • University of Virginia Medical Center

    While it is known for its Thomas Jefferson-inspired architecture, the University of Virginia goes modular with a new addition to its medical center.

  • Creating An Olympic Hero

    Any 355,000-square-foot facility will have environmental impacts. The sheer size alone implies a drain on materials, natural resources, and local ecosystems. The Richmond Olympic Oval offers a new slant on large-scale design, however, as the speed skating venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in...