New-home blue prints go green, and are free for the asking.
Get more bang for your homebuying buck with an Energy Efficient Mortgage.
Turning around the big home trend–and a few who are taking small living to the extreme…
Eco-mansions are helping to relieve guilt from the Hamptons to Palm Beach.
Forget the old saying that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Now you can live in a “papercrete” house (made from recycled paper and Portland cement) that’s so strong stones won’t make a dent.
In Scottsdale, Arizona, Bryan Beaulieu, an engineer and inventor with 20 patents in structural systems, recently built a $2 million solar-and-hydrogen-powered "dream" house. Though not Scottsdale’s most expensive residence, the 6,000-square-foot luxury home is—by far—the most environmentally sustainable.
New Life for Old Floors: Alternative Materials Add Character to Home Designs. Have you considered wood, cork, linoleum or bamboo?
In the fall of 1995, a group of architects, environmentalists and builders converged on Atlanta for a symposium on encouraging low-cost green home design in the non-profit sector. "There’s nobody out there really focusing on affordable green housing," says Global Green USA Executive Director Matt Petersen, whose group co-sponsored the conference with Habitat for Humanity, the Department of Energy (DOE) and several private foundations.