Earth Day is the perfect time to think about building a green home or updating your existing home with energy-efficient products so you can a create a more comfortable home that costs less to operate, lasts longer and provides a healthy living environment.
If you are planning on building a new home you should think green right from the start by selecting an ENERGY STAR® approved house plan. The construction drawings from this award-winning collection of green house plans make it easy to build a new home that takes advantage of everything from sustainable design to energy efficient building materials.
These new plans were part of an annual Green Home Plan Competition, designed to inspire consumers and builders to build healthy, affordable and energy efficient homes that incorporate green building techniques and eco-friendly products. The results are over 40 amazing, new, energy-efficient designs offered in a wide range of styles, sizes and amenities so you’re sure to find your dream green home.
These plans were recently recognized by Green Builder Magazine, which featured more than 25 of these award-winning designs in their latest issue. They were chosen because of their innovative designs and technical detailing featuring the latest in green materials and systems to provide total home comfort and efficiency. All these designs feature timeless architectural styles and practical/flexible layouts to ensure years of comfortable living without sacrificing amenities and aesthetics. These designs are also showcased in Her Dream Home magazine.
You can learn more about building a green home by visiting Green Building, a section dedicated to providing builders and consumers with the latest tips, trends and products about green building.
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