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?
Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?
Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?
Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?
What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?
Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof
Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?
Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?
Are these homes available to be built outside Eastern Canada and US?
Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?
Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?
What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?
Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?
Is there a minimum build size for new homes in Quebec?
What is the best approach to insulate floor in a tiny home, build on a trailer?
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.