This incredible home on the New Zealand coastline uses passive design principles to take advantage of winter sunlight and the cooling summer winds.
Project: offSET Shed House
Architectural Firm: Irving Smith Jack Architects

Its the perfect day to lounge around the pool of this LEED-for-Homes Platinum-certified residence.
Firm: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)
Project: Ehrlich Retreat +, Santa Monica, California

Portland has it going on! Check out the Ash + Ash residence by Hennebery Eddy Architects which includes a geo-exchange heat pump system, under-floor radiant heating, triple glazing, exterior blinds, a rainwater recovery system, a 10 KW photovoltaic array, solar pool heat and an awesome on-site storm water disposal system: