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?
What do you look for when buying an existing home to convert to a green home?
how do I find a window/glass vendor who really understands passive solar houses?
Can you help with applying for the green homes grant?
Can I get a prefab Eco Home kit house delivered to phoenix Arizona?
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?
Are there Eco home prefab house models to visit and view?
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.