Green Consultants Chevy Chase MD

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EF Paint
(703) 843-1075
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Heeman Construction, Inc.
(540) 847-2083
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Landmark Atlantic Communities, LLC
(703) 998-5200
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Bethesda Bungalows
(301) 652-7299
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Commonwealth Housing Corp.
(703) 938-4306
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Coupard Architects & Builders
(703) 533-3210
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

O'Hennon Builders
(410) 257-2318
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Associated Custom Builders, LLC
(703) 356-8700
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Bozzuto Homes, Inc.
(301) 446-2209
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

The Evergreene Companies
(703) 667-7860
Washington, DC
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

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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