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!
I live in Puerto Rico. Is there any prefab that will withstand hurricane??
What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?
What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?
Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?
For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?
For doing an off grid home what is the cost of the slab?
Can these homes be built on screwpiles as an alternative to slab foundations?
Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?
What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?
Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?
how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?
Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?
Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?
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.