Top 15 Green Building Ideas

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There are hundreds of building techniques and products to integrate into a green home. The most important consideration is balancing economic and time input with economic, personal and environmental benefit. This guide lists 15 ideas to get you started, including:

  • Picking the right lot that allows you to explore alternative energy sources such as wind or sun
  • Choosing green builders, architects, subcontractors, etc.
  • Taking advantage of your climate to specifically design shading
  • Designing windows and doors for efficient cross-ventilation opportunities
  • Purchasing ENERGY STAR appliances

Keeping some basic green tips in mind when building your home will save you money in the long run.

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