An interview with Tedd Benson on Open Building, an approach to building that embraces the changing needs of homeowners.
Prefabricated homes and modular homes are the latest in green building trends. Read how they cut down on construction waste and provide a sustainable, affordable building option.
Passive Houses save energy by design.
Simplify your shopping with our guide to green product certifications and environmental product declarations.
The Living Building Challenge helps architects rethink how we build for a sustainable future.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) describe the impact of products on the environment and help consumers to make informed, green choices. A life cycle assessment (LCA) made by a verified third party determines the EPD and facilitates the comparison of the environmental impacts of goods and services.
With a long list of benefits, compressed earth blocks make an ideal natural building material.
Approximately one-quarter of the world’s population live in homes made of earth, mostly in the developing world. It makes sense, after all. The dirt’s either cheap or free and the homes have plenty of benefits, including:
Electric vehicles provide a welcome alternative to gasoline-powered cars ... welcome, that is, as long as we are still able to fuel up as we travel. Take a look at current options available in the United States for charging while on the go.
When Eddy Grant came up with the lyrics to his 1982 hit “Electric Avenue” he likely wasn’t expecting people to actually be rocking down an electric highway just 30 years later. That's what people will be doing later this year on the West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH), a tri-state initiative that will form the longest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the country, stretching along Interstate 5 from the Canadian to the Mexican border.