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Passive homes make a comeback

Although not a new concept, passive homes have been sprouting up more frequently lately, even appearing in the New York Times as part of their Energy Challenge series.  Passive design strategies form the basis for many of the renovation strategies suggested in the GreenDesignCollective’s Green Your Home tool; essentially, they rely on sunlight, natural ventilation, […]


Make It Right: Green Housing in New Orleans

As reported by Treehugger, some of the first homes built by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation are just finishing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, site of some of the greatest devastation after Hurricane Katrina. Many of the new homes are designed by contemporary architects and only resemble traditional shotgun-style houses in their overall […]