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  1. How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions
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    How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

    Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  2. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
    Houses We Love

    9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts

    When tricky terrain poses construction problems, hoisting a prefabricated home up on stilts offers a practical, eco-friendly solution.

    06.23.14

  3. Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California
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    Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California

    Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, 
an octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    06.03.14

  4. Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio
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    Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio

    A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.28.14

  5. Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul
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    Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul

    Our friends at PSFK fill us in on Dutch architecture firm UNStudio's plans for climate-responsive towers in Seoul, South Korea.

    written by: PSFK
    05.27.14

  6. 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

  7. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
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    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  8. San Diego Green Building Council’s 2013 Green Homes Tour

    San Diego Green Building Council’s 2013 Green Homes Tour

    From LEED Platinum luxury homes, to strawbale construction, to EUC energy retrofits that fit any budget, this year's San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Homes Tour offers a wide variety of...

    10.18.13

  9. 6 Issues Dedicated to Sustainable Architecture and Design
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    6 Issues Dedicated to Sustainable Architecture and Design

    At Dwell, we jumped on the sustainability wagon early on and it has always been an incredibly important tenet of our design philosophy. Check out these 6 issues from our archives to see all the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.26.13

  10. Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri
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    Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

    Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.13

  11. What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity
    Dwell on Design

    What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity

    We've adored Architecture for Humanity's boots-on-the-ground brand of community building and do-gooder design since its inception. We had CEO Cameron Sinclair as our keynote speaker last year and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  12. Green Inspiration: Dwell on Design Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Green Inspiration: Dwell on Design Preview

    We always have strong green programming at Dwell on Design—from prefabs and solar arrays on the show floor to panel discussions and presentations on three stages—and this year is no exception....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.18.13

  13. 6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love
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    6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love

    In cities around the world, rooftop gardens have become a popular way to make use of the limited real estate that’s available in environments defined by industrial buildings.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    06.17.13

  14. 7 Innovative Rooftops
    Outdoor

    7 Innovative Rooftops

    In an era of sustainability, nothing should go to waste, and a roof should be no exception. We take a look at seven innovative rooftops where lush gardens and garden parties alike can thrive.

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  15. Bring in the Green
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    Bring in the Green

    The Pantone color for 2013 may be emerald, but we are excited about another continuing trend in a different shade of green: The living wall. Also known as green walls or vertical gardens, these...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.28.13

  16. Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco
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    Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

    Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.04.12

  17. 2012 Mission Zero Fest

    2012 Mission Zero Fest

    The Mission Zero Fest event in Michigan is a two-day celebration of neighborhoods and communities that are striving to sustainably harvest their energy and water needs and produce no waste. The...

    06.07.12

  18. Eleventh Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair

    Eleventh Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair

    Twenty green remodels and new homes open their doors around the Portland metropolitan area for this self-guided tour on Saturday, September 22. From 11 AM to 5 PM chat with homeowners, designers,...

    06.05.12

  19. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
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    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  20. A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 11: The...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    03.13.12

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