Green Homes

We Charge Our Phones and Our Cars. Is it Time to Charge Our Homes?
We Charge Our Phones and Our Cars. Is it Time to Charge Our Homes?
The latest smart home energy storage systems pack plenty of power into sleek, barely visible forms.
By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy - 23 days ago
A Black-Gabled Farmhouse Harvests its Own Electricity, Heat, and Water
Built of prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels, this barn-inspired home blends into the rural landscape.
Here’s What it Takes to Build a Pretty Good House
LEED and Passive House have become gold standards for energy-efficient homebuilding—but some say there’s a better way.
At This Lush Colorado Home, Every Day Is a Walk in the Park
At This Lush Colorado Home, Every Day Is a Walk in the Park
Built to commune with its scenic surroundings, this sustainable home embodies understated luxury.
- a month ago
This Net-Zero New York Passive House Teaches its Community to Build Green
This uber-green dwelling not only walks the walk, it talks the talk.
Living Vehicle Unveils 3 New Solar-Powered Trailers for Going Off-Grid in Luxury
With the motto “luxury unplugged,” Living Vehicle debuts three new solar-powered trailers that provide freedom from the grid.
Practicing Sustainability Is Easier Than You Think With These Handy Guides
This Earth Day, make lasting changes to your home, wardrobe, and everyday life that are kind to the planet.
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.
Create a Healthier Home With These Eco-Friendly Furnishings
The Spring 2020 Collection from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offers fabrics in a plant-based finish and rugs made from upcycled plastic bottles.
An Engineer Builds the Net-Zero Passive House of His Dreams in West Vancouver
An engineer hires BattersbyHowat Architects to design the perfect Passive House on a hillside overlooking English Bay.
This Self-Sufficient Australian Home Is a Living, Breathing Ecosystem
This Self-Sufficient Australian Home Is a Living, Breathing Ecosystem
A house in Sydney combats climate change with its own ecosystem.
- 3 months ago
A Joshua Tree Ranch Tests the Limits of Off-Grid Luxury
For $650 a night, this Airbnb mixes sustainable desert living with hotel-worthy amenities.
This Home Takes Recycling to the Next Level
In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
Now You Can Build Your Own Off-Grid ZeroCabin and Never Pay Utility Bills Again
ZeroCabin offers DIY kits for building off-grid dwellings that run entirely on sunshine and rainwater.
The 14 Sustainable Swaps You Might Not Be Making
Easy peasy: there are a ton of simple ways to make a positive impact on Mother Earth without drastically altering your daily routine.
7 Stand-Out Sustainable Prefab Firms in New England
From the use of structural insulated panels to achieving net-zero energy capability, these New England firms are paving the way for energy-efficient prefab construction.
This 484-Square-Foot Tiny House in Brazil Is as Sculptural as it Is Sustainable
Gustavo Penna Architect & Associates uses reclaimed mining waste to create a minimalist masterpiece on a spectacular site.
Experience Tree-Top Living at One of These Sustainable Tree Houses
These extraordinary tree houses meld sustainable materials with hospitality design, offering an innovative and adventurous way to connect with nature.
Sustainable Living: Chicago’s First Certified Passive House
Take a tour through Chicago’s first passive house, built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley.
Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building Is a Towering Feat of Sustainable Architecture
Airtight and quick to assemble, Sweden’s carbon-sequestering Kajstaden tower is a beacon for green building.
Move Freely About the Cabin—or the Country—in This $37K Airplane-Turned-Tiny House
The fuselage of a retired commuter plane comes with its jet-set charm intact—plus all the updates needed for grounded, off-grid living.
This Group of Off-Grid Cabins in British Columbia Looks Out on Beautiful Ocean Views
Designed with minimal maintenance in mind, these coastal summer cabins are totally self-sufficient.
Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.
Take in Panoramic Desert Views in This Off-Grid Cabin
An entrepreneur-turned-DIY builder expands his eco-friendly Yucca Valley property with this translucent desert structure.
Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart, energy-efficient Toronto home designed for aging-in-place.
These Affordable Solar Homes in Sweden Produce as Much Energy as They Use
The compact row houses feature carefully angled solar panels that harness every moment of the sun.
A Community of Eco-Friendly Cottages Pops Up in Massachusetts
Modeled after New England barns and surrounding a shared garden, these sustainable homes form a forward-thinking co-housing community.
This Haystack-Inspired Home in Montenegro Is Sharp as a Tack
And it’s one of the nation’s most energy-efficient buildings, to boot.
A Bold, Green-Roofed Home Sprouts on the Edge of a Rural English Village
Building forward-looking homes in England’s traditional villages can often prove tricky—but Featherstone Young rose to the challenge.
KitHAUS Just Launched a New Line of Prefab Homes—and They Start at $88K
KitHAUS unveils their largest k-series prefabs to date.