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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!

How do you make a home with clean air quality?

Posted by Megan Hensler May 5, 2022, 9:23 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

What would be the best construction materials for making a home fire resistant?

Posted by Tyler Harris March 14, 2022, 10:19 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What do you think of hemp block insulation?

Posted by Tyler Forman March 4, 2022, 2:41 p.m. Wood and organic materials 5 Responses

Plans for a solar powered green home

Posted by Torin van Loon March 4, 2022, 2:03 p.m. Planning and Design 0 Responses

Is it worth putting a one foot high window to capture southern solar heat?

Posted by Tristan J Philippe March 4, 2022, 1:04 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Who in Maine can build a tiny house, start to finish?

Posted by Gwendlyn DeYoung-Reynolds March 4, 2022, 12:38 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Whats the average cost?

Posted by Andrew Mokriy Feb. 21, 2022, 12:36 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Where can I buy an MDF alternative?

Posted by Vijon Fuller Feb. 15, 2022, 11:50 a.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Where do I start if I want to build a hobbit hole?

Posted by Jasmine Myers Nov. 30, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 4 Responses

How many eco-home kits did you sell this year?

Posted by Kirk Weigand Nov. 30, 2021, 2:03 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

how do I list an item for sale?

Posted by Kathryn Andries Nov. 20, 2021, 11:01 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where can I find prefab kit houses in Wisconsin?

Posted by Heather Hussong Oct. 25, 2021, 10:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Do the window walls make it cold in winter?

Posted by Robert Dalgleish Oct. 24, 2021, 1:49 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can you help with applying for the green homes grant?

Posted by Ken Frew Oct. 16, 2021, 1:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 2 Responses

How do I apply for a free energy audit?

Posted by Mary Wong Oct. 15, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses


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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