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Portable heat pump
What Are Portable Heat Pumps?
Outdoor unit of a heat pump heating on a house framed by roses
What Is a Heat Pump? How Does It Work?
Potato starch compostable wrapper
Compostable and Biodegradable Plastics Provide False Sense of Responsibility
Market exterior
Markets Are More Than Just a Place to Shop
Boxabl goes to Washington
Boxabl Launches $50K Foldable House
Commerce Photo Composite
The 8 Best Bidet Attachments of 2022
Water dripping from faucet
The 9 Best Efficient Bathroom Faucets of 2022
Commerce Photo Composite
The 7 Best Bidet Seats of 2022
A heat pump water heater installed in a basement
What Is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
aerial view of building
A Truly Green Building Doesn't Have Parking
Birds in New York
Change in Ontario Planning Regulations Could Kill Millions of Birds Along the Atlantic Flyway
Lido Beach House seen over dunes
The Lido Beach House Is an Example of Modular Housing With Style
Source 2050
Get Your Passive House Parts at Source 2050
A permeable parking lot with grass growing between pavers.
What Is Hardscaping? Is It Sustainable?
Best Composting Toilets
The 5 Best Composting Toilets of 2022
London Wall West
Greenwash Watch: Whole Life Carbon Assessments Are Being Questioned
50 years ago: shag rug, open fires, shoes on in the house!
Air Is the New Poop
Reclaimed wooden wall with a wooden door, table sets and flowers in zinc vase in bright sunlight.
Is Reclaimed Wood Sustainable?
RESTORE front facade
‘Restore Passive House’ Is Designed for Marshall Fire Victims
greek hill town with white buildings
This Thinner, Light Radiative Cooling Paint Could Replace Your AC
Brick from salvaged chimney
How to Salvage Building Materials: 5 Tips
Riechstag dome with skylight
UN's Declaration on Sustainable Housing and Cities Is a Meaningless Mess
these tire shops are historic
This Useless Game Spotlights the Roadblocks to Fixing Our Cities
thatching
The 'Ironclad Rule of Carbon' Means We Have to Change How We Think About Design
Small car in front of multifamily housing
Car and Home Designs Prioritizing Sufficiency Can Drastically Cut Emissions
Painting the playroom with baby
The 8 Best Zero-VOC Paints of 2022
LVL Beam and Column
New Wooden Office Building by Waugh Thistleton Is Absolutely 'LVLy'
Stone building is still being done
It's Time for a Stone Construction Renaissance
Shades on Charlotte
Nice Shades: This NYC Passivhaus Condo Has Terra-Cotta Baguettes
Concrete in Colorado
The 2022 Habitat Competition Spotlights Climate-Positive Concrete Housing
solar roof on the Aegis Living Lake Union
World's Greenest Senior Living Community Opens in Seattle
Best Plant Delivery Services
The Best Plant Delivery Services
Bridge from above
Here Is a Pedestrian Bridge That People May Want to Use
King William Housing exterior
Housing in a Hurry? This Passivhaus-Certified Modular Building Is All-Electric
Box for accessories ASUS
Good Laptop Packaging Design Can Reduce Waste and Help Our Tech Necks
View of architect Mies van der Rohe classic modernist Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
7 Clearly Cool Glass Houses
Buildings in Milan have exterior shades and thick walls.
Nice Shades: Study Shows Passive Cooling Can Help in a Heat Wave
Cement plant
Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Cement Have Doubled—We Should Be Ashamed
Typing into a microwave
The 4 Best Energy-Efficient Convection Microwave Ovens for Small Kitchens
Crowds on the beach in UK
We Can't Wait Any Longer to Deal With Heat Waves
Light blue paint dripping off a bristle brush into a can of light blue paint.
Milk Paint vs. Chalk Paint: Which Is Greener?
Young woman stirring pan on cooker top with chopsticks
Induction vs. Gas Cooktop: Which Is Greener?
View toward empire state building
The Construction Industry Is Climate-Unfriendly—But It's Complicated
Soprema building
Ontario's Soprema Factory Is LEED Certified and 'Net Positive'
20 Niagara Street
Building a Sustainable Condo Today Involves Designing for the Future
Roof transformation
Biodiverse Roof Garden Added to Iconic Lingotto Factory in Turin
Unassembled flat pack furniture parts scattered in living room
Can Flat-Pack Furniture Be Sustainable?
exterior shades on building in Germany
Throwing Shade at How Buildings Must Adapt to the Climate Crisis
Detail of female hand using induction stove in kitchen
Electric vs. Induction Cooktop: Which Is Greener?
overall view
This Tiny Solar House Made of Legos Is a Lesson in Sustainable Design
Close-up of handle on toilet
How Low-Flow Toilets Save Water
3D printed beams
Minimass Is a 3D-Printed Solution to a Problem
totally tubular
Wooden Wind Turbine Towers Promise to Slash Carbon Footprint
Flat House Kitchen
Flat House by Practice Architecture Is a Marvel of Low Carbon Design
MONC store exterior
MONC Eyewear's New Shop Is Made Out of Sunshine
Chair in Gallery
'Dear Joe Colombo, You Taught Us About the Future' Is An Exhibit That Honors an Industrial Design Pioneer
Alter cabin from Shoe Lake
My Forest Cabin Is Built on Stilts With Recycled Materials
Cabin Cantilevered
Built on Stilts: A Small House Built With Concrete-Free Foundations
670 Union Living Area
This NYC Timber House Is a Template for Modern Sustainable Development