Lower your energy dependence. Use local resources. Limit your environmental impact. All green design has a common message, but these homes-from traditional to modern-show you can go eco any way you choose.

By Coastal Living
January 24, 2008
Grey Crawford

Simply Sustainable
The right materials made all the difference in an out-of-the-way island home

Unseen Green
Near the South Carolina shore, one couple built an eco-friendly home with the traditional look they love.

Advice from an Architect
Sneak a peek at an architect's green building strategies.

A Bold Move
An Evanston couple took a chance on an architect, a style, and the other side of the lake when they built a second home in Wisconsin.

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Green From the Ground Up
Building or renovating? These products will give your home and eco-upgrade.

Get More Green
Bring the benefits of the green building movement into your home with these eco-friendly products.

Five Simple Ways to Live Green
Check out these eco-friendly tips and ideas.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Whether building a new home or renovating an existing one, here are some ways for you to make a difference.

Clean Living
Take a look inside this healthy house to see how it protects homeowners and the environment.

Green Scheme
Eco-friendly tips and products encourage environmental responsibility on our coasts and inland.

Worth the Effort
Saving energy is easier than you think, and it's good for the earth and your wallet. Here are 10 great ways to get started.

More Energy-Saving Tips
Saving energy makes sense (and cents). Here are 10 easy ways to conserve that can add up to smaller utility bills.

Green Travel
Plan an eco-friendly vacation to one of these stellar spots.

Going Green
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates we can cut the next generation of homes' energy consumption 30 to 50 percent using low-cost methods.