Collection by Michael R. Savarie

LEED Certified/Sustainable

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Escape to a Bio-Passive Vacation Refuge in a Bavarian Nature Park
Set in a nature park and beech forest in the small Bavarian town of Betzenstein, Germany, is a modern bio-passive vacation house...
The 10 Star Home
The 10 Star Home is a stunning example of how sustainable can be beautiful, modern, functional and affordable.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
London Cooling
The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the...
Healdsburg Family House
Nestled in a beautiful property along a creek in rural Sonoma County, the design and construction of this off-the-grid homestead take great measures to ensure...
A Round Pennsylvania Prefab Offers 360-Degree Solutions in Sustainability
An environmental engineer looks to Deltec Homes to build a round prefab that provides views of a forested Pennsylvania landscape...
LEEDing the Way
One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of...
Geological Formation
A net-zero house in Northern California is earth-first in more ways than one.
Retired Couple Build Modern in Mexico City
A retired couple looking to downsize find the solution right in their backyard.
Solid Gold
When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops.
For the Highest Green Honor, One Couple Pulls Out All the Stops
With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.
The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
Architect Michelle Kaufmann transforms a 1965 home into a paragon of sustainability.
Green Is in the Details
Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and...
The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side...
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