Model Homes

SkyDome: A Semisphere Dwelling Designed to Sustain Heavy Snow
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SkyDome: A Semisphere Dwelling Designed to Sustain Heavy Snow

Meet SkyDome, the “home of the future." While the structure has a striking, and... More

'Deconstructed' Duplex to Show Off Energy-Efficient Building Techniques
K. Hovnanian Unveils Energy-Efficient Concept House
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K. Hovnanian Unveils Energy-Efficient Concept House

Tankless water heating, high-performance HVAC add to builder’s existing efficient... More

Case Study: Vanguard Homes Builds First EPA WaterSense Home
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Case Study: Vanguard Homes Builds First EPA WaterSense Home

The North Carolina house, part of a pilot program, will save more than 10,000... More

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Longevity, Durability, and Recyclability Make Metal Roofing a Good Choice for Sustainable Building

There is a house in Omaha, Neb., that is unlike any other in the state—perhaps the country. Built under HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), this "Concept Home" is loaded with 60 of the best technologies and products home building has to offer and is seen as a model for the future of home construction. The roof the agency chose to use on the house is made from metal. More

Supply Side: A Window into Walls and Wires
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Supply Side: A Window into Walls and Wires

The GE Dashboard in ICI Homes' Emerald model looks anything but special. Hanging... More

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Solar Community

Southern Nevada has an abundance of sun, and Concordia Homes is looking to soak it up. Last week, the Henderson, Nev.-based builder unveiled three model homes in Sommerset, a 48-home development that is poised to become the first solar-powered residential community in the state. It will also stand as the first GE ecomagination community in the nation. More

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Eco-Terrorism Suspected in Seattle Area Fires

Flames destroyed at least three model homes and damaged two others in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville after five separate fires ravaged a development of eco-friendly luxury homes early Monday morning. The homes were furnished but unoccupied, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters are letting the fires burn out for fear of booby traps; explosive devices were found in four of the homes set fire, according to the Seattle Times. More

Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building
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Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas... More

Beazer Homes Commits to Green Building Standards
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