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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!

Are your prefab kit homes available in Arkansas?

Posted by A slane June 7, 2021, 9:08 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Is the S1600 Ecohome prefab kit house available in Collingwood, Ontario?

Posted by Barbara Puckering June 6, 2021, 11:09 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

We installed windows last fall, are we eligible for the grant?

Posted by Paul Jones June 5, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Where can I find a round prefab green home?

Posted by Sabrina Adams May 27, 2021, 2:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do I get a free energy audit?

Posted by Rick Bittman May 27, 2021, 1:43 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

How do you keep concrete house walls from getting too hot in hot climates?

Posted by Florence A. Hawkins May 14, 2021, 7:05 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you build a house ready for climate change?

Posted by Mike Joyce May 6, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Where can we buy hurricane proof prefab homes in Florida?

Posted by Christopher Costas April 29, 2021, 3:21 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?

Posted by Nadine Dermody April 23, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Preferred lumber type for framing. DF or YP

Posted by Mike Thompson April 17, 2021, 12:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the approximate cost per square foot for an ECOHOME?

Posted by anna franz April 13, 2021, 3:43 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How can I build a Passive House in Boston on a budget?

Posted by Sharon kuong March 31, 2021, 1:33 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can Ontario contractor easily build home to code?

Posted by Kaylan Ssenfuma March 29, 2021, 3:01 p.m. Building codes 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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