Green Consultants Framingham MA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Green Consultants. You will find the following informative article, which is titled "Planning and Designing Your Green Home". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Framingham, MA that can help answer your questions about Green Consultants.

Barnes Building
(508) 829-1900
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Riel Enterprises
(508) 864-1110
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

GAC Homes, Inc.
(978) 618-8943
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Gallo Builders, Inc.
(508) 829-0676
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Envision Homes, Inc.
(508) 393-5551
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Eastland Partners
(508) 647-1919
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Conservation Services Group - New England
(508) 836-9500
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Affordable, Manufactured Homes, Site-Built Homes, Developer

Worcester East Side CDC
(508) 799-6942
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Murkland Construction Company, LLC
(508) 839-7417
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation
(978) 630-2975
Worcester, MA
Specialty
Developer

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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