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Austin Cool House Tour 2018 a study in smart design
Carter Design Associates and Tensegrity, LLC, exterior shading. Image: Leonid Furmansky.

Austin Cool House Tour 2018 a study in smart design

For residents of Austin, Texas, the 22nd annual Cool House Tour is an opportunity to take in the latest in high-performance residential architecture, encompassing both new construction and remodels across single- and multi-family configurations. These are, well, cool houses that incorporate smart design from the…

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Austin green gems: 2017 Cool House Tour venue preview
Image courtesy of Leonid Furmansky + Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture.

Austin green gems: 2017 Cool House Tour venue preview

The month of June in the city of Austin, Texas, can be blistering hot, as the sometimes-moderate temperatures of spring yield to an often-oppressive summer climate where the thermometer can climb toward or inch beyond the century mark. And it is no coincidence that the Cool…

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Tour a healthy, zero-energy, and zero-water smart home
Front face at sunset.

Tour a healthy, zero-energy, and zero-water smart home

As a living, breathing laboratory venue for Digitized.House Magazine, our lab home will open its green doors for an exclusive tour on October 15, which will be hosted by our colleagues at Green For A Reason. Located in the village of Driftwood, Texas—just outside of…

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Green Building Blocks: 7 High-Performing Highlights
A view of the solar photovoltaic arrays on the rooftop of this Texas Hill Country home.

Green Building Blocks: 7 High-Performing Highlights

High-performance home building is a carefully orchestrated symphony of site selection, architectural design, component selection, and construction prowess. Having any single element of this quartet out of tune with its fellow housing members can ultimately lead to less-than-optimum performance, which can manifest itself in the form…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 5
Day 5: Rainwater Collection for the Mechanically Challenged

12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 5

In the technology-laden world in which we live, our mobile computing devices are enriched with high-definition screens that can display millions of colors, never mind that the human eye can discern but a fraction of them. In sharp contrast, for the heavily-illustrated book Rainwater Collection for…

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Exploring rainwater harvesting in the Texas Hill Country

In this original Digitized.House video, Green Energy Money CEO Teresa Lopez chats with TerraScena residential community developer/entrepreneur Catherine Werth about their decision to equip all of the green homes in this new Texas Hill Country development with rainwater harvesting systems only—going against the grain in this part…

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