Top 15 Green Building Ideas
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.