First in green home design there was the Passive standard, and now a new one called Active is getting notice for subtle differences. We talk about them.
We tour an eco-friendly Portland, Oregon “living building” home that consumes no net energy, no net water, and sends no waste.
The windows on the passive Equinox House in Bulgaria are angled outward to ensure that the noontime sun on the summer solstice is exactly parallel to the glazing to lessen solar gain.
If an Ewok and a Hobbit collaborated on a house together, this passive-house design by Robert Oshatz for a Portland residence may be what they come up with.
A new college science building in the Netherlands employs sustainable techniques, such as a green roof, natural daylight and thermal massing, to help foster a sense of community.
Powered by solar energy and reclaimed biodiesel fuel, Hong Kong’s Zero Carbon Building claims to be the first in the teeming city to produce more energy than it consumes.
Taking ironic inspiration from the ocean, a Korean firm uses a sushi-like design to wrap a home environment in a passive, protective shroud to shield against the desert sun.