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!
What’s the best option for buying a prefab house in Montana?
Is it possible to build a prefab as a guest home next to an already built home?
Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?
How do |I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?
Are your kit houses Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic region of the US?
How to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...
Where can I donate all my construction tools/supplies?
What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?
Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?
What permits do I need to start building prefab commercial Additional dwelling
What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?
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.