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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!

Where can I sell used lumber from a structure I'm removing?

Posted by Sunshine Michelle Campbell Nov. 11, 2022 Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat and cool of an off grid home?

Posted by suresh mirchandani July 12, 2022 Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

Self-build resources for DIY eco homes in Canada?

Posted by Alex Angel June 9, 2022 Planning and Design 1 Responses

Can you build a new home on top of existing basement?

Posted by Christine Shepherd June 9, 2022 Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you make a home with clean air quality?

Posted by Megan Hensler May 5, 2022 Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

What do you think of hemp block insulation?

Posted by Tyler Forman March 4, 2022 Wood and organic materials 5 Responses

Plans for a solar powered green home

Posted by Torin van Loon March 4, 2022 Planning and Design 0 Responses

Who in Maine can build a tiny house, start to finish?

Posted by Gwendlyn DeYoung-Reynolds March 4, 2022 Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Whats the average cost?

Posted by Andrew Mokriy Feb. 21, 2022 Planning and Design 2 Responses

Where can I buy an MDF alternative?

Posted by Vijon Fuller Feb. 15, 2022 Wood and organic materials 1 Responses


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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