Green Consultants Chapel Hill NC

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Anderson/Vanguard Homes, Inc.
(919) 439-5622
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Mid-South Builders, Inc.
(919) 356-5043
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Fitch Creations Inc
(919) 545-5726
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Homecrafter, Inc.
(919) 730-2658
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Carolinian Homes, Inc.
(919) 363-4481
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Absolute Construction and Development, LLC
(919) 542-6452
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Dan Ryan Builders - Raleigh
(301) 696-5517
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

J. Peloquin Construction, Inc.
(919) 732-7554
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Mace Construction, Inc.
(919) 967-1926
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

David R Ritter Building Contracting, Inc.
(919) 742-4575
Durham, NC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Developer, Owner/Builder

Planning and Designing Your Green Home

Decisions made early in the design process have a huge impact on how the house will perform over its lifetime - not only how much energy will be required to operate it, but also how comfortable it will be to live in. Keep in mind:

Sustainable buildings encompasses design, building materials, and construction techniques. Success depends on the active participation of everyone who has a hand in the process. Solar orientation of the house has a powerful effect on comfort and energy use. Site conditions, such as natural vegetation, patterns of water runoff and seasonal water tables, and the direction of prevailing winds at different times of the year, have an important bearing on how the house should be sited and built. Room layouts that take into account how and when different rooms are used will be easier to heat and cool, and they'll be more comfortable.

According to estimates from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Department of Energy, by the time 3% of the design budget for a new house has been spent, 70% of the energy use over its lifetime has been set in stone.  So, what does that mean? It means that a tiny fraction of all design decisions- those made at the start of a project - largely determine how much energy will be required to operate the house.

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