Planning & Designing Sustainable Green Homes
This section of theGreen Building Guideshelps define the steps forbuilding 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!
What is the best way to heat and cool of an off grid home?
What's the best way to organize a fridge to reduce food waste and spoiling?
Where do I find RBQ licensed contractors specializing in heat pump for hydronic systems ?
Where can we get an entrepreneur general recommendation?
Can you build a new home on top of existing basement?
Where can I find prices on prefab houses near me? And can they be modified?
Is it worth putting a one foot high window to capture southern solar heat?
Who in Maine can build a tiny house, start to finish?
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?
Planning and Design
Whilebuilding LEED certified houses,Passive House,Passive Solar,ZNE- or any othertypes of Green certifications & rating systems for better homescan 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 onArchitect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire herethat helps make choosing a Green Home easier.