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Planning & Designing Sustainable Green Homes

This section of the Green Building Guides helps define the steps for building resilient, sustainable & healthy homes. If building a new house, improving or renovating an existing home, choosing a building lot or finding Green homes for sale, there are priorities to set & decisions to make - like what's the best wood to use for framing, whether to choose a basement or slab on grade foundation & especially, how to fix and keep to a home building budget. Think to ask questions too!

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Can these be built in California or Washington?

Posted by Steven J July 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Where can I find a prefab home in Canada?

Posted by Kathleen Thomas June 27, 2020, 9:45 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Is there a minimum build size for new homes in Quebec?

Posted by Heidi Conrod May 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate floor in a tiny home, build on a trailer?

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

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Planning and Design

While building LEED certified houses, Passive House, Passive Solar, ZNE - or any other types of Green certifications & rating systems for better homes can be complicated, the guides are designed to help make building better homes easier by providing practical guidance and information... Even experienced contractors may find building sustainable, resilient, high-efficiency homes daunting so it's probably going to look complicated, but there are many simple, affordable, energy saving & "good practice" home-building construction tips in the Green Building Guides that will improve just about any home.

If building a Sustainable home for your family looks daunting, you can also find more information on Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire here that helps make choosing a Green Home easier.

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