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Idaho Green Cottage Proves Sustainable Living Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

In Idaho, a state with no building department and little local oversight of builders,┬áScott and Barbara Schriber have proven that with a little planning, construction technique and good material choice, any house can be sustainable without having to break the bank. When the recession and housing crisis of 2009 hit, Scott and Barbara, the owners […]

GO Logic Builds First Certified Passive House in Maine

Architecture and construction firm GO Logic LLC has built the first certified passive house in Maine – a 1,500-square-foot functional model of the German Passive House Standard. The GO Home, built in Belfast, Maine, might look bright red but it’s a lot greener than most of the houses out there. The three-bedroom residence not only […]

Award Winning Sustainable House in New South Wales Paves Way to the Future

Australian architect Ian Bailey, who believes an energy efficient and environmentally friendly house costs no more than a conventional home, has built an award-winning sustainable house in his home of Hannam Vale. Mr. Bailey designed this impressive abode for a couple who required space for themselves and a few occasional guests in a space that […]

Lafarge Prefab to Build Revolutionary Net-Zero EnergyHome in Edmonton

The Edmonton branch of Lafarge Prefab is getting ready to start work on a new sustainable net-zero energy house made entirely out of high performance prefab concrete. The company will donate the innovative prototype to Habitat for Humanity. Peter Yurkiw, general manager of Lafarge Precast in Alberta said they were learning about net-zero energy housing […]