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!
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?
How do you lower winter indoor humidity in a home in Guelph, ON?
How do you keep concrete house walls from getting too hot in hot climates?
How do you build a house ready for climate change?
Where can we buy hurricane proof prefab homes in Florida?
Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?
What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?
What is the approximate cost per square foot for an ECOHOME?
How do I find a reliable house inspector in Ottawa, Ontario?
What insulation is there for a shipping container home that isn't spray foam?
How can I build a Passive House in Boston on a budget?
Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?
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.