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 do I find home building resources for owner-builders?
What is a cost estimate for the Refuge 750 prefab kit house?
How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?
How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?
Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?
How would you insulate a shipping container house?
Will a wind turbine work on the outside of an RV while on the freeway?
What do we look for when buying land and coming up with a house building budget?
Do you guys deliver prefab homes to Eastern United states?
How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?
Is the S1600 Ecohome prefab kit house available in Collingwood, Ontario?
We installed windows last fall, are we eligible for the grant?
How do I get a free energy audit?
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.