Once upon a time building a green home meant building an unusual structure that didn't blend with other more traditional architectural styles. Now, with The House Designers, you can find a wide variety of green, energy efficient home plans in every style from ranch to craftsman to contemporary and traditional in every size imaginable.
You can learn to live "green" by adopting new habits and ideas that not only reduce the impact our lifestyles have on our planet, but create a healthier home environment. Here are some easy tips for living green in your new home:
For some great tips to improve indoor air quality in your home like proper ventilation, check out the cool interactive home tour by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. You'll find recommendations for some great eco-friendly building products as you click through each room.
If you're building a green home, the first thing you should consider is purchasing a house plan that is ENERGY STAR® approved to assure your home will be built utilizing the latest in green building techniques and energy efficient products. All of the house plans on thehousedesigners.com are available with an optional ENERGY STAR® plan package.
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