Latest Articles in Green

Heavily insulated Washington home.

A Light-Filled Renovation Helps a 1950s Seattle Home Go Green

Fresh air and natural light allow this Elliott Bay–facing home to minimize its carbon footprint.
December 1, 2015
Open-plan living space in a London Passive House

Small But Mighty Passive House in London

Architecture firm Tectonics designed the first new-construction Passive House in Hackney, London.
November 30, 2015
passive cool prefab palm springs pool facade patio

An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert

Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
November 26, 2015
A smart home in Prague

An Architect's Tips for Keeping Your Electric Bills Down

In our upcoming December/January 2016 issue, we feature a modern Palm Springs residence designed by architect Whitney Sander. The clients previously had been spending enormous sums to keep their house cool, and Sander's goal with the new build was to make serious energy savings. Here, he shares his advice for building a house that's environmentally savvy.
November 14, 2015
Facade of University of Buffalo's Solar Decathlon design.

An Eco-Friendly Prototype whose Furniture Maximizes Energy Efficiency

For their debut at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon, the University at Buffalo goes beyond the competition parameters with custom furniture.
October 21, 2015
Behnisch Architekten renovation hallway

5 Green Renovations

These homes, many of which were designed before society fully comprehended the relationship between the built and natural environments, received impressively sustainable retrofits.
October 12, 2015
Skidmore Passivhaus facade

A Green Portland Home Built to Passive House Standards

A modern, energy-efficient design creates an authentic connection between work and home.
October 11, 2015
Javits Center NYC green roof

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015