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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 buy green home building plans and blue prints?

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

How do you design and build a home on a very small budget?

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

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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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