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Blueprint Small - See how a shotgun floor plan was transformed into a graceful example of small-space living.

Size Matters - Why small homes are green homes and how to make it happen.

Right-sized Living - Nine tips for making a small home work for you

Checklist for Good Design - Nine points that will ensure your project is energy efficient.

Whole Building Design - Cost-effective design recognizes how building elements and equipment work together -- or conflict.

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