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Green Building Information

On this page you will find information regarding some basic design concepts, ideas and energy efficiency.. You may find this information useful as you deal with the multitude of decisions regarding building your new home.

Energy efficiency is very important today and will be more so in the future. By spending a little more during the construction of your home, you can greatly increase its energy efficiency and reduce your expenses every time you pay a utility bill. Increasing the energy efficiency of your new home will also help to reduce the amount of pollution generated to make the energy you need for your home, reducing your carbon footprint.


Building a Better, Greener Home

Building a better, greener home is not difficult. It mainly requires being involved in the decisions regarding how the home will be built and what products will be used. Some improvements may cost more initially while others may not. But, all of the these changes will improve the energy efficiency of the home.

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The Sun and Your Home

Designing your home to work with the sun and the wonderful light and energy it provides offers many benefits. Good design takes advantage of the sun while bad design ignores it and creates livability problems. To learn more, click on the link below.

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Alternative Building Materials

The use of alternative building materials can improve the energy efficiency of our homes as well as conserve natural resources. Click on the link below to learn about some of these options.

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Air Infiltration

Air infiltration is the slow but constant exchange of air into and out of your home. Some homes leak more than others. Excess air infiltration increases the cost for heating and cooling your home. To learn more, click on the link below.

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Simple ways to save energy

Here is a short list of simple things you can do today to reduce the amount of energy you use.

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Building a Modern Home on a Budget

It is possible to build a modern style home on a budget? Not everyone has the ability to spend a million dollars on a modern style home. If you can, great, but if you can't, what are your options? Click on the link below to find out more.

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Design Basics: Design goals for any home

There are some basic ideas that you should consider when planning for your home. Incorporating some of these ideas will make the home better for you and your family.

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Building an Energy Efficient House

Building an energy efficient home is not rocket science. It may require variations to traditional building techniques or even the use of alternative building materials. It also requires the use of good quality windows and doors as well as an efficient HVAC system. This may cost a little more than the typical "cheap" home, but you will save money on every energy bill.

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