Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies offers scientific backing to herbal and natural medicine.
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
The Snail, the winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Competition, saves both energy and space by heating food with magnetic induction.
Our favorite natural homes of 2010 range in size and grandiosity, from a 280-square-foot mountain cottage to an urban warehouse-cum-artists’-loft. Every one of them can teach us a lot about living green.
Apartment Therapy compiles a list of the best places to score vintage, retro and gently used items, from coast to coast.
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
From West Africa to the Netherlands, furniture designers find oil drums an abundant, green material.
Small house builder Rich Daniels seeks to cluster 100 homes under 400 square feet in a former sawmill.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Some of Natural Home’s favorite paint and wallcovering companies get pretty in pink.
Natural Home is ahead of the most recent trends, highlighted in the National Association of Remodeling Industry’s builder poll.
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
Greg Franta’s work on climate change and the built environment, as reflected in his book Cooling the Warming, is at the core of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Reinventing Fire initiative.
Home design apps for smart phones and iPads make visualizing your dream home even easier.
Planning a party? Let wabi-sabi’s influence lead to a casual, comfortable gathering.
Made from bamboo, wood and grass seed, this tiny house could be our future.
Natural products research firm Compass Naturals predicts shoppers will get savvy; rebel against chemicals, over-packaging, GMOs and animal cruelty; and grow more of their own food.
In wake of slow federal action, Boulder, Colorado, parents make a grassroots push for healthy, nutritious school lunches.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
A Carnegie Mellon study finds fault with carbon footprint calculations. Thankfully, we have other ways of determining environmental impact.
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.