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    Down the Drain

    Gravity film heat exchangers recover energy that would typically be washed away.

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    Structural Insulated Panels

    Structural insulated panels are a straightforward way for a high-performance residence to achieve both construction and energy efficiency.

  • Valid Victorian

    An 1889 workingman’s cottage is sustainably renovated into a spacious family residence—with its original charm intact.

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    Carefree Comfort

    Advances in thermal controls show how smart building technologies live up to their name.

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    Field Guide

    A derelict barn is reborn as an efficient and accessible modern home.

  • Alex Finnell's home for his parents and grandmother earned LEED Platinum certication and five stars underthe Austin Energy Green Building Program.

    Family Business

    An Austin designer provides an efficient, accessible design for his multigenerational family.

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    Golden Years

    Boomers defining things, again.

  • Coalition Builder

    An outstanding advocate for high-performance housing, Southface founder Dennis Creech is the 2013 winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing and its $50,000 prize.