Residential Buildings

We cover both single family and multifamily projects creating a healthier living environment.


Lake House Zero

Collaborating with an eye on sustainability set a new precedent for English country estates
The popular view of a traditional English country house conjures images of a cold, drafty, inefficient brick pile that’s resource-hungry and expensive to run.
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The Vrindavan Project’s Paradise

A husband and wife team immerse themselves in a rural project, educating a community about sustainable construction practices and overcoming challenges with a familiar tool—trust.
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Phasing in Neighborhood Developments

A Milwaukee project team has few precedents to follow when achieving one of the rarer LEED certifications.
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Air Barriers: Expectations versus Reality (Part II)

The second installment in a series examining air barriers shows that housing used during Katrina stays cool but fails the latest air tightness codes and standards.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2014

Excellence in Design Residential Winner: Living Off-Grid

A home in the Ozark Mountains proves that comfort, energy and efficiency can dwell in harmony—even without civilization.
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LEED Fellow Corner

A New Norm for a Flood-Devastated Community

Losing modern conveniences and human necessities test a community’s ability to adapt.
My whole community was turned upside down last September when rain fell in torrents in the Colorado Rockies for days.
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AEC/O+M Solutions

Greening the MLS: What’s LEED Got to Do With It?

Top three ways to incorporate green into your local MLS.
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‘Building within a Building’ for Savings

A Colorado project team makes effective use of a site to deliver energy and cost savings to an existing affordable multifamily housing project.
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German Innovation for High-Performance Buildings (Part II)

Part II of a two-part series examines how German policies support high-performance innovations.
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California Energy Code Regulation Spurs New Roofing Trends

The state’s energy code will shape decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
As residential developers and builders in California gear up to meet this year’s increased demand for housing, new changes in the state’s energy code will shape their decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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2014 November

Learn about the California drought, how North Carolina retailers are going green, and more.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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