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Karuna House Plans to Test LEED, Passivhaus and Minergie-ECO Certification Compatibility

Oregon-based developer Hammer & Hand is currently working on the Karuna House, a project which aims to get certified for three of the most important “green” standards – LEED, Passivhaus and Minergie-P-ECO. Currently under construction in yamhill County, on a perch overlooking Willamette Valley,the Karuna House plans to “study to shed light on the ways […]

Earth Advantage Certified Project Is More Than Just an Accessory Dwelling Unit

Accessory dwelling units have always been pretty sustainable – they’re small, located in friendly neighborhoods, generally in walking distance of parks, schools, shops and means of transit – but if you also make them “green’, then you have really created something special. ADUs, also known as Backyard Cottages or Granny Flats, are secondary living units […]

Electronics Company Builds High-Tech Zero Energy Home

SoundVision, an electronics systems company in Marin County, California has invested in a groundbreaking housing project dubbed “The Zero Energy Home“. With the support of other green-oriented businesses like Mahoney Architects, Anna Kondolf Lighting Design and sunfirst! Solar, SoundVision made sure the components of their sustainable house included renewable energy technology, energy conservation materials and systems, […]

Art and Sustainability Help Solve Foreclosure Problem in Detroit

Foreclosed and Abandoned houses are a real problem in Detroit but Power House Productions has proved that turning to art and the principles of sustainability can prove a viable solution. Like many other houses in Motor City, following a foreclosure, the home that was to become project Power House had become a center of drug […]

Sustainahouse Residents Prepare for Winter

The six MU students living in the Mizzou Sustainahouse we featured last month have begun preparing for their first winter in the 90-year house. the MU students have been living in the Sustainahouse since August, trying to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and thus inspire the rest of the community to do the same in their […]

The Most Sustainable House in South Korea

The Samsung Green Tomorrow house, designed by Samoo Architects, has become the first East-Asian to win the US Green Building Council’s prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum status. Located in South Korea’s Yangin city, Samsung’s Green Tomorrow eco-development includes a 423m2 zero-energy house and a 298m2 public relations pavilion, and is designed as a sustainability […]

zHome – America’s First Zero-Energy, Market-Rate Multifamily Housing Project

zHome is a residential complex featuring 10 affordable,carbon neutral housing units that are net-zero-energy (they produce as much power as they consume). Although this daring sustainable housing project was launched at the worst possible time (in 2008, on the same day the Dow Jones plummeted signaling the beginning of the economic crisis, zHome proved to be […]

Organization Converts Old Homes into Modern Sustainable Houses

  Right now in America there are over one million homes slated for demolition, but creating even more debris apart from what we already produce doesn’t exactly scream eco-friendliness. Luckily, the guys at Builders of Hope have come up with an alternative – restore old houses, giving them a sustainable makeover. Builders of Hope, an […]

Sustainahouse – A Sustainable Living Experiment at the University of Missouri

  Sustainahouse is a sustainable living experiment where six students from the University of Missouri try to teach the community the benefits of an eco-friendly lifestyle. “When I was applying to go to university, I visited small liberal arts schools. Many of them had some sort of environmental based living community,” says Claire Friedrichsen, one […]

First Prototype of MIT’s Affordable Housing Project Built in China

MIT’s “1K House” project encourages designers and architects to create affordable, sustainable houses for the billions of people around the world living on less than $1 a day. MIT graduate student Ying chee Chui built the first prototype of the project, called Pinwheel House. Tony Ciochetti, the Thomas G. Eastman Chairman at MIT’s Center for Real […]