Green Consultants Iowa City IA

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 Iowa City, IA that can help answer your questions about Green Consultants.

Rocca Custom Homes, LLC
(319) 626-4944
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

McCreedy-Ruth Construction LLC
(319) 330-9156
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Baxter Construction Inc.
(319) 665-8111
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Gary Frakes Construction, Inc.
(319) 631-1717
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

TNT Construction Company Incorporated
(302) 289-0313
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Visionary Home Builders and Remodelers
(319) 471-0135
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Precision Built Homes LLC
(319) 337-3389
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Manufactured Housing Enterprises, Inc.
(419) 630-2452
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Glenn Weimer Construction
(319) 338-7697
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Drake Homes
(515) 222-3130
Des Moines, IA
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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