Latest Articles in Green Architecture

A smart home in Prague

An Architect's Tips for Keeping Your Electric Bills Down

In our upcoming December/January 2016 issue, we feature a modern Palm Springs residence designed by architect Whitney Sander. The clients previously had been spending enormous sums to keep their house cool, and Sander's goal with the new build was to make serious energy savings. Here, he shares his advice for building a house that's environmentally savvy.
November 14, 2015
Olive Grove House exterior

A Small, Off-the-Grid Escape in a Sonoma Olive Grove

Nestled in scenic Northern California, this outdoorsy home embraces its surroundings. To view more compact houses, pick up our
November 3, 2015
austin residence exterior side patio

7 Solar-Sensitive Eco-Friendly Homes

Above every building—during daytime hours, at least—sits the solar system's largest power source: the enormous, roiling fusion reactor that is our sun. Depending on its latitude and the landscape, every site is affected by the sun differently. These seven designs were carefully calibrated to their surroundings to achieve comfort and energy efficiency.
October 30, 2015
Modern small space in New Zealand with deck and lofted bedroom with shelving

Green, Tiny, Budget-Friendly: 5 Resourceful New Zealand Houses

These smart houses in New Zealand make significant savings, whether that be in energy, square footage, or cost.
October 26, 2015
Modern prefab vacation home in Washington facade with steel cladding

These Eco-Friendly Prefabs Are Totally Off-the-Grid

Simple and sustainable, these off-the-grid prefabs demonstrate how easy it can be to leave it all behind.
October 23, 2015
Facade of University of Buffalo's Solar Decathlon design.

An Eco-Friendly Prototype whose Furniture Maximizes Energy Efficiency

For their debut at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon, the University at Buffalo goes beyond the competition parameters with custom furniture.
October 21, 2015
Behnisch Architekten renovation hallway

5 Green Renovations

These homes, many of which were designed before society fully comprehended the relationship between the built and natural environments, received impressively sustainable retrofits.
October 12, 2015
Skidmore Passivhaus facade

A Green Portland Home Built to Passive House Standards

A modern, energy-efficient design creates an authentic connection between work and home.
October 11, 2015