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  1. Green Planning in North Dakota
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    Green Planning in North Dakota

    Amid the tall grasses and open skies of the Great Plains, forward-thinking urban planning ideas take root in North Dakota.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  2. Green

    It's in the Can

    As anyone who has ever camped knows, nature calls even when it’s cold, rainy, or dark

    01.01.09

  3. Green

    The Mighty Ducts

    Houston’s summers are almost unbearable, as anyone who’s ever experienced its humidity and relentless sun can attest.

    01.01.09

  4. Totally Tubular
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    Totally Tubular

    On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar 
collection tubes provide hot water year-round. This new technology, made by Apricus Solar...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    01.02.09

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    Blame It On the Rain

    The home’s water collection system makes capturing and storing fresh water so simple that you wonder why cities need a municipal supply at all.

    01.01.09

  6. Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
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    Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape

    A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  7. Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers
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    Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers

    Starting with an origami-inspired microgreen kit, two brothers want to bring your garden inside.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  8. 10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes
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    10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

    From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  9. Striking Green Homes We Love
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    Striking Green Homes We Love

    From Ontario to El Salvador we take a look at 7 complex and sustainable homes around the world.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.13.13

  10. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
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    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  11. 8 Ways to Creatively Insulate Your Home
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    8 Ways to Creatively Insulate Your Home

    Take the sting out of the colder months with smart, green insulation. Think beyond non-sustainable pink-fiberglass rolls and, with the help of the following homes from the pages of Dwell—start...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.14.13

  12. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
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    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  13. 7 Solar Powered Homes
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    7 Solar Powered Homes

    These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.26.13

  14. Green

    Tempting Timber

    Building with timber is an Australian tradition. Architect Jesse Judd honored this heritage, but selected recycled or plantation timbers instead of nonrenewable hardwoods from old-growth forests....

    01.01.09

  15. Music for the Modern World
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    Music for the Modern World

    We are always interested in people who are doing things never-before-done and pushing the boundaries of sustainability and innovation. Blackbird Guitars, a small San-Francisco based maker, has been...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.21.13

  16. Boston Translation
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    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  17. The Green Lagoon
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    The Green Lagoon

    From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    01.21.09

  18. Drumming Up Design
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    Drumming Up Design

    Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism. Rob, the younger of the two and a rock musician, recently completed the second of two live...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.25.09

  19. Well Thawed Out
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    Well Thawed Out

    At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...

    written by: Kathryn Harris
    photos by: Raif Seeburger
    02.01.09

  20. Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

    Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

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