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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
children in a pond and jumping from a dock into the pond

8 Spacious Backyards

These sprawling backyard expanses will have you green with jealousy.
August 28, 2015
Environmentally friendly Orcas Island home exterior with solar panels

7 Environmentally Conscious Homes with Unforgettable Views

While these homes inhabit diverse environments, they all succeed in both supporting the natural world and drawing attention to it.
August 25, 2015
energy 360 solar state

As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
August 16, 2015