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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 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 1 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

Where do I find home building resources for owner-builders?

Posted by Alex Angel Sept. 30, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is a cost estimate for the Refuge 750 prefab kit house?

Posted by Joanne Brown Sept. 22, 2021, 10:26 a.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?

Posted by Gillian Batcher Sept. 18, 2021, 10:56 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?

Posted by Johali Mathews Sept. 6, 2021, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Our 20 year old Venmar air exchange machine broke

Posted by Julie Levy Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Are there Eco home prefab house models to visit and view?

Posted by Roelof Cronje Aug. 31, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 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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