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 have an environmentally friendly home from start to finish!
So what sets these energy-efficient plans apart from other house plans? These energy saving home plans have simpler designs and make use of every square foot of the home to help reduce waste, while building and after it’s built, without sacrificing style or comfort. Many of these home plans use extra-large windows or walls of windows in their designs to utilize 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.
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...it's a great way to get started!
Still not sure if these Green House Plans are right for you? Check out our blog post on Energy Efficient Homes to learn more on how to make your home plan “green.”