Green Consultants Fremont CA

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Benchmark General Building
(408) 294-7775
San Jose, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Earth Bound Construction
(408) 244-5392
San Jose, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

R. Kirk Leone Builders, Inc.
(919) 851-9664
San Jose, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Redwood Gate by SummerHill Homes
4240 Noble Street
Palo Alto, CA
Property Type
Green Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
SummerHill Homes
Community Name
Redwood Gate

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LSK Holdings
(916) 642-5875
Sacramento, CA
Specialty
Developer

Pete Moffat Construction
(650) 493-8899
San Jose, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Classic Communities, Inc.
(650) 496-4496
San Jose, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Satake Estates by SummerHill Homes
1156 Marilyn Drive
Mountain View, CA
Property Type
Green Homes, Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
SummerHill Homes
Community Name
Satake Estates

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Richard Avelar & Son, Builders
(510) 893-5501
San Francisco, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Braddock and Logan Services, Inc.
(925) 736-4000
San Francisco, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

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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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