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  1. 7 Tiny Backyards with Big Style
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    7 Tiny Backyards with Big Style

    When it comes to these small green spaces, it's not the size that matters.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.04.15

  2. Get Smart with These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Get Smart with These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes

    From cutting-edge technology to the most basic energy-efficient installation, these homes inspire the best in intelligent design.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.03.15

  3. 7 Camping Retreats to Build In Your Backyard
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    7 Camping Retreats to Build In Your Backyard

    What better way to celebrate the springtime than to build a pop-up retreat in your own backyard? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.02.15

  4. 5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good
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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.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    04.01.15

  5. Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
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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.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.16.15

  6. An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated
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    An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

    Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.09.15

  7. A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
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    A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time

    This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.06.15

  8. 6 Casual Outdoor Dining Spaces
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    6 Casual Outdoor Dining Spaces

    When the weather allows, these laid-back dining areas are the perfect spot for breakfast under the sun.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.06.15

  9. 5 Unbelievably Green Housing Developments
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    5 Unbelievably Green Housing Developments

    These five sustainable housing developments show that the most sensible way to go green is to go together.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.05.15

  10. 8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs
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    8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

    From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  11. 6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood
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    6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood

    Designing with reclaimed wood is a smart way to save and go green, not to mention add a little rustic charm to your abode. Here are six examples of salvaged wood in the modern home.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.12.15

  12. The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House
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    The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House

    Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.10.15

  13. Professor Teaches Physics with his Solar-Powered House
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    Professor Teaches Physics with his Solar-Powered House

    As assistant professor of physics at Mount Holyoke, Alexi Arango uses his own house, built with Passivhaus design standards in mind, as a teaching tool.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.05.15

  14. Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification
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    Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification

    The building, completed in 1994, is upgraded from gold status.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.23.15

  15. Charming Urban Gardens
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    Charming Urban Gardens

    Whoever said urban structures couldn't have great gardens? Whether lush terraces or just a good collection of potted plants, these urban locales showcase charming green spaces.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.16.15

  16. Pair of Skyscrapers Sneak a 2,800-Plant Park into Milan
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    Pair of Skyscrapers Sneak a 2,800-Plant Park into Milan

    Two soaring, plant-filled towers suggest a new future for the city skyline.

    written by: Laura Rysman
    01.07.15

  17. Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing
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    Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing

    Students present a prototype for ultra-green prefab housing.

    01.01.15

  18. 7 Sustainable Second Homes
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    7 Sustainable Second Homes

    Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.09.14

  19. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
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    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  20. Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
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    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.20.14

  21. Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago
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    Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago

    A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.18.14

  22. Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
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    Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

    Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.15.14

  23. Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront
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    Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

    One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.08.14

  24. Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
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    Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials

    An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    07.30.14

  25. The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago
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    The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago

    Now in its second year, the GreenBuilt Home tour showed the curious a cross-section of Chicago’s new sustainable and eco-friendly homes. The open dialogue about cost and comparable energy bills ...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.30.14

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