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Home designed and built to be energy efficient to reduce heating, cooling and electric bills.

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This bungalow-inspired Craftsman house plan proves to have home traffic patterns down to a science (Plan #141-1077)! The front cove...

Energy efficient homes are designed with Mother Nature in mind. These “Green” homes are designed while considering the impact of the building materials on the environment. By using natural resources, recycled materials and new technologies, you can use environmentally friendly approaches when building a home from start to finish!

So what sets these  plans apart from ordinary plans? These environmentally friendly house plans have simpler designs and make use of every square foot of the home. This helps to reduce waste, while building and after it’s built,...
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Energy efficient homes are designed with Mother Nature in mind. These “Green” homes are designed while considering the impact of the building materials on the environment. By using natural resources, recycled materials and new technologies, you can use environmentally friendly approaches when building a home from start to finish!

So what sets these  plans apart from ordinary plans? These environmentally friendly house plans have simpler designs and make use of every square foot of the home. This helps to reduce waste, while building and after it’s built, without sacrificing style or comfort. Many times, they are also smaller in size, even tiny, though you can still have a larger house with a  “green” home design.

Many of these homes use extra-large windows or walls of windows to incorporate natural lighting to help heat in the winter (see also Passive Solar House Plans). Conversely, some of these designs implement strategically placed overhangs to provide shade to help cool your home in the summer.

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Here is a quick list of a few ways you can make your home more eco-friendly during the building process:
 

  • Use appliances that have a high energy star rating.
  • When finding new building materials, look for recycled or repurposed items.
  • Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated. This will help keep you cool on hot days, and warm on cold days.
     

If you're not sure how to start transforming your house plan into an energy saving oasis, be sure to add the Energy Efficient Details Sheet to your order (available when adding a product to your cart) … it's a great way to get started!

Browse through our selection of  eco-friendly house plans below, and contact us with any questions you may have!

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Energy-Efficient House Plans

Home designed and built to be energy efficient to reduce heating, cooling and electric bills.

Energy efficient homes are designed with Mother Nature in mind. These “Green” homes are designed while considering the impact of the building materials on the environment. By using natural resources, recycled materials and new technologies, you can use environmentally friendly approaches when building a home from start to finish!

So what sets these  plans apart from ordinary plans? These environmentally friendly house plans have simpler designs and make use of every square foot of the home. This helps to reduce waste, while building and after it’s built, without sacrificing style or comfort. Many times, they are also smaller in size, even tiny, though you can still have a larger house with a  “green” home design.

Many of these homes use extra-large windows or walls of windows to incorporate natural lighting to help heat in the winter (see also Passive Solar House Plans). Conversely, some of these designs implement strategically placed overhangs to provide shade to help cool your home in the summer.

We're Here To Help

Here is a quick list of a few ways you can make your home more eco-friendly during the building process:
 

  • Use appliances that have a high energy star rating.
  • When finding new building materials, look for recycled or repurposed items.
  • Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated. This will help keep you cool on hot days, and warm on cold days.
     

If you're not sure how to start transforming your house plan into an energy saving oasis, be sure to add the Energy Efficient Details Sheet to your order (available when adding a product to your cart) … it's a great way to get started!

Browse through our selection of  eco-friendly house plans below, and contact us with any questions you may have!

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Energy Efficient Homes: How to Take Your House Plan to the Next Level


TPC author Laurel Vernazza
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An Energy-Efficient "Green" Home is a Smart Home   Before the movement toward tiny homes was popular, there was a trend that started it all and still remains – the need for energy-efficient homes. These homes are designed while considering the impact of the building materials on the environment by using natural resources, recycled materials, and new technologies, all while saving the homeowner money. It’s a win-win!   So how do you go about turning your ordinary house plan into an energy-saving, eart


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