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 find a reliable house inspector in Ottawa, Ontario?
What insulation is there for a shipping container home that isn't spray foam?
How can I build a Passive House in Boston on a budget?
Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?
What kind of incentive are available for a high performance net zero home?
Is the Saltbox Passive House a prefab house? Can we build this in the USA?
What are the best air-quality solutions for processing cigarette smoke?
Is there a 1500 sq ft eco-type home for Oro Medonte area in Ontario?.
Is there a 1200 sq ft Prefab Eco home for Ontario?
I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?
How do I find a Passivhaus designer to create a set of plans?
How do I find a qualified Passive House builder?
How do we find a designer for our new build?
Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?
How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater
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.