In Phoenix, an erstwhile porn emporium gets a net-zero makeover
June 11, 2013, 9:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
For its Phoenix offices, DPR Construction transforms a one-time adult superstore into a net-zero energy showstopper complete with certification from the International Living Future Institute.
'New Dutch' tiles transform pitched roofs into lush urban habitats
May 31, 2013, 2:46 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Designed specifically for vegetation-unfriendly pitched roofs, Roel de Boer's 'New Dutch' roofing tiles are noise-absorbing, rainwater-filtering, energy-saving 'stepping stones for wildlife in the city.'
EV living: Honda breaks ground on net-zero concept home
April 29, 2013, 1:53 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In a project that links net-zero energy home building with electric vehicle ownership, Honda breaks ground on a super-efficient demo home on the campus of UC Davis.
Green of the crop: AIA lists top 10 sustainable buildings of 2013
April 25, 2013, 5:19 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The 2013 COTE Top Ten Green Projects list has been published by the AIA. Here's a look at a few projects ranging from a net-zero live/work space to a petite, student-designed prefab that made the cut.
Lab, sweet lab: NIST Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility opens
September 17, 2012, 8 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Inside a rather humdrum-looking suburban Washington, D.C., home, the typical family of 4 is replaced by a virtual clan as part of a $2.5M effort to test energy-efficient technologies and materials.
'Design for a Living World' combines sustainability, top-notch designers
March 9, 2012, 2:10 p.m.
Exhibit presented in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy focuses on the life cycle of materials and the importance of conservation measures.