Is your smart home safe or has it become an evil botnet?
March 18, 2015, 6:58 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
When you see headlines like 'Fridge caught sending 750,000 spam emails,' you have to wonder.
Here's an idea for a new net zero that makes sense
March 17, 2015, 10:59 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
Architect William Maclay brings some sense and sensibility to a complicated discussion.
6 awe-inspiring works by 2015 Pritzker Prize winner Frei Otto
March 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The 89-year-old architect and structural engineer passed away just days before the big announcement was to hit the wires.
How New York's Javits Center went from bird killer to avian hotspot
March 11, 2015, 2:45 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Thanks in part to a new vegetated roof, the country's busiest convention center is slowly making amends with the winged locals.
Breaststroke home to this 3D-printed floating dorm
March 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
SwimCity is a housing concept for young Swedes who don't mind donning goggles or hopping in a canoe as part of their commute.
'Portlandia' squeezes into a micro-home, tongue firmly planted in cheek
February 25, 2015, 3:40 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein discover that a combined bathroom/home office isn't always a good idea.
Dainty prefab dwelling from Down Under produces more energy than it consumes
February 18, 2015, 4:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With its edible veggie walls and lack of traditional HVAC systems, Carbon Positive House aims to "free us of modern day lifelines."
Are geothermal heat pumps overhyped and overrated?
February 11, 2015, 11:08 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
They are not geothermal, they are not a renewable resource, they are not cheap. Are there better options?
College students convert old grain shed into cozy cabin for under $500
February 11, 2015, 9 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Key to this project: Donated windows, a salvaged wood stove, loads of determination and a keen eye for creative reuse.
There's more to comfort than just picking a furnace or an air conditioner
February 5, 2015, 2:04 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Before you can get your heating and cooling system right, you have to get your house right.