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Deep overhangs deal with sun and rain

Sustainable Materials and Solar Power in the Southwest

Jun 15, 2009 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bau-Biologie—a construction philosophy focused on using natural materials to build healthy homes—originated in Germany, but in the USA, one epicenter is just outside of Santa Fe. Here, architect Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte, a master builder, have designed and built many such homes through a partnership they call EcoNest. Their work has helped generate new building codes and standards.

Historically and environmentally sensitive remodel

Michigan's First LEED Platinum Gut-Rehab

Jun 9, 2009 | Ann Arbor, Michigan

Doug Selby of Meadowlark Builders and Michael Klement of Architectural Resource are experienced at energy-efficient remodeling. Working as a team, Selby and Klement were the first in Michigan to grab a LEED Platinum rating for a gut-rehab job.

New kitchen in the same old space

Green Renovation: Same Footprint, Twice the Space

May 9, 2009 | Decatur, Georgia

Originally a small house on a small hill in the heart of Decatur, Georgia, this home grew to meet its owners' needs in an environmentally friendly way with an EarthCraft-certified addition.

Bright interiors

Production Platinum Homes

May 5, 2009 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Villa Trieste is Pulte Homes' response to a number of things—an overtaxed regional infrastructure; a challenging real estate market; and consumer demand for more durable and energy-efficient homes.

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