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  1. Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home
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    Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home

    Master your interior domain with devices designed to optimize light, temperature, and atmosphere.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  2. 9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes
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    9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

    Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.

    08.07.14

  3. Modern Gabled House in Portland
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    Modern Gabled House in Portland

    In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.04.14

  4. Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home
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    Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

    Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  5. Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME
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    Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME

    Classier than the name would have you imagine, this understated fan from Big Ass Fans is injected with circuitry that makes it nearly autonomous. Under the Haiku fan’s minimalist exterior, sensors...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  6. A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home
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    A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

    The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.14

  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. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
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    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  9. A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn
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    A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn

    How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    photos by: Hai Zhang
    03.28.13

  10. Modern in the Country
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    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

  11. Lenbachhaus Gallery and Museum in Munich
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    Lenbachhaus Gallery and Museum in Munich

    All it took was a new copper-clad addition, the installation of a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, and some LED lighting to transform an elegant yet out-of-date 19th century building in...

    written by: Frances J. Folsom
    03.04.13

  12. Middle Ground
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    Middle Ground

    Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Scott Palamar
    12.19.12

  13. Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home
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    Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home

    A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Anthony Matula
    09.26.12

  14. Happy Birthday, HVAC
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    Happy Birthday, HVAC

    Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner. Sure, overheated and crafty peoples had invented one-off cooling devices before American...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  15. Warmth
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    Warmth

    Kiel Moe, assistant professor of architectural technology at Harvard University, specializes in architecture and energy issues. “As fuel prices fluctuate,” he says, “you’re...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  16. Vent Free Vu Thru

    Vent Free Vu Thru

    Why relegate the pleasures of a crackling firelight to just one room of the house? This framed flame from Spark Modern Fires—which burns natural gas or propane at 95 percent efficiency,...

  17. Green Is in the Details
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    Green Is in the Details

    Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and proved that when it comes to building sustainably, it’s all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    01.23.12

  18. Nest Learning Thermostat

    Nest Learning Thermostat

    Rather than carelessly cranking up the heat, train Nest to learn your temperature preferences. The clever ther­mostat tracks usage, offering tips on how to save energy and money.

    $249.00

  19. Aeris Fireplace

    Aeris Fireplace

    If there’s anything more inviting than a crackling blaze on a crisp eve, we’ve yet to find it. This stainless steel hanging hearth offers a sleek alternative to a floor-bound fireside.

  20. Dyson Hot Fan Heater

    Dyson Hot Fan Heater

    Slender and unobtrusive, this attractive little guy exudes a continuous jet of hot air that’s funneled through an ovoid aperture, dispersing warmth about the room quickly and efficiently.

    $399.99

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