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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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Color rendering of Country home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1243)
1640 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Craftsman home plan (ThePlanCollection: #141-1081)
1604 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color photograph of Craftsman home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1242)
1637 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Country Home Plans 141-1077 Main Elevation
1800 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Ranch home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1239)
1800 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Country home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1175)
1800 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
3 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Front elevation of Craftsman home (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1245)
1818 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Charming rendering of Craftsman Home Plan #141-1115.
1816 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Front elevation of Small House Plans home (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1140)
600 Sq Ft.
From $750.00
1 Bedrooms
1 Floor
1 .5 Bathrooms
0 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Country home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1180)
1751 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Main image for small ranch / cottage house plan (141-1184) | ThePlanCollection
800 Sq Ft.
From $750.00
2 Bedrooms
1 Floor
1 .5 Bathrooms
0 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Craftsman Ranch House Plan #141-1238
1509 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color photograph of Country home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1259)
1641 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Country Ranch home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1152)
1400 Sq Ft.
From $850.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Country home plan (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1061)
1888 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color illustration Acadian house plan #141-1148
2200 Sq Ft.
From $1075.00
4 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Front elevation of Craftsman home (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1257)
1627 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Front elevation of Country home (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1288)
1636 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color rendering for Craftsman house plan #141-1035.
1800 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Front elevation of Craftsman home (ThePlanCollection: House Plan #141-1096)
1619 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
Color rendering of Farmhouse Home Plan #141-1131.
2204 Sq Ft.
From $990.00
4 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1640 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1604 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1637 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
3 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1818 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1816 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

1 Bed
1 .5 Bath
600 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $750.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1751 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

2 Bed
1 .5 Bath
800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $750.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1509 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1641 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1400 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $850.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1888 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

4 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2200 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $1075.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1627 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1636 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1619 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

4 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2204 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $990.00

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


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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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