Photo © Benjamin Benschneider
From Promise to Performance: Achieving ambitious energy goals requires intense, ongoing dedication. These projects have set high aspirations, but most have yet to earn bragging rights.
Illustration by Chris Buzelli
Nested Systems: Global sustainability seeks integration of environmental, social, and economic prosperity.
Illustration by Ward Sutton
Power to the People: New technology lets occupants work with building systems rather than against them, to improve their comfort while reducing energy costs.
Photo Martin Seck
Deanwood Duplicate: Empowerhouse is the first model in the Solar Decathlon’s history that was designed to permanently house a local family.
Photo © Peter Peirce
Shop Local: Everything you always wanted to know about local sourcing, but were afraid to ask.
Photo courtesy Don Williamson
Stick Shelters: Patrick Dougherty weaves sapling branches of different tree species into intricate and ethereal sculptures.