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Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring

April showers may bring May flowers, but spring rain also offers an opportunity to maximize the storage of our most precious resource—water. The following rain chains show us how to conserve and capture rainwater in style.
April 2, 2015
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5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

From a mindful cabin in the Ozarks to an isolated retreat in the eastern Washington desert, these five homes show that great design can exist totally off-the-grid.
April 1, 2015
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Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto

DUBBELDAM architecture + design made this Victorian house in Toronto bigger and more energy-efficient.
March 26, 2015

Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home

Concrete and granite fill a refreshingly minimal update in Coconut Grove, Florida.
March 26, 2015
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This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth

A smartly built modular home helps a couple save on energy bills.
March 23, 2015
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Rustic Retreat on an Appalachian Farm Operates Entirely Off the Grid

An architect crafts an off-the-grid cabin as a gift to his father.
March 17, 2015
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Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses

The prefab Active House B10 prototype in Stuttgart can be built in a day, but its implications will be felt for years.
March 16, 2015
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Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart, energy-efficient Toronto home designed for aging-in-place.
March 10, 2015
Cocoon9 Prefab Cabin Exterior

An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.
March 9, 2015
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