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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
Backyard of 2 Bar House in Menlo Park

5 Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage. However, the reward is unique: the idea that your dwelling replaces the earth it takes up and cohabitates with nature better than most.
October 1, 2015
Outdoor fenced dining porch area in Brooklyn, New York

6 Homes with Underfloor Radiant Heating

No one likes to feel a cold floor on a winter morning; a floor with hydronic radiant heating is an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your home (and your feet) warm. During construction, a system of pipes are embedded in house's floors. Once activated, a mixture of water and anti-freeze chemicals convey heat to the floors (and by extension, the room above it).
September 30, 2015
Meztitla House stone exterior

This Super Green Home in Mexico Embraces Nature Through Huge Pivoting Glass Doors

A modern stone house in Tepoztlán, Mexico, is camouflaged with its rugged landscape.
September 28, 2015
villa bio house hydroponic rooftop garden

5 Eco-Friendly Homes In Europe

Even before Germany thought up the Passive House model, Europe has consistently set a high standard for eco-engineering. These homes effortlessly combine environmental awareness with modern style.
September 23, 2015
dwell revisits ann arbor michigan

Dwell Revisits an Eco-Friendly Ann Arbor Home 9 Years Later

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we returned to a handful of the most memorable modern homes to have graced the pages of Dwell, including this
September 13, 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
Green home in Lexington, Massachusetts with stucco and wood siding

A Modern Green Home in a Historic Colonial Town

A sustainable home in Lexington, Massachusetts, brings modern design to an unexpected region.
August 24, 2015