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Four Below Net-Zero Floor Plans
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Four Below Net-Zero Floor Plans

Offering both beauty and brains, these designs come from the Energy Saver Plus... More

Seven Stylish Energy-Efficient Floor Plans
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Seven Stylish Energy-Efficient Floor Plans

Designed with green features, these smart plans offer wide appeal. More

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What Would a Home Designed Around Use Look Like?

A UCLA study of 32 LA families finds homes could be made more space efficient, and most likely smaller. More

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Case Study: Idaho Builder’s Green Cottage Stands Out in Recession

Small company enhances its brand by building its first green house, rated NGBS-Silver, on spec. More

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Case Study: Modest-Sized House Plan Offers Outsized Performance

A North Carolina builder creates a smarter stock house plan. More

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Dense Neighborhoods, Smaller Homes Need Not Sacrifice Design

“How do you bring green to a broad audience?” architect Steven DeWan, AIA, asked the audience during the “12 Tips to Transform Any Plan Into a Green House Plan” seminar at the International Builders’ Show. “Through design.” More

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