Green Consultants Mcallen TX

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A & M Construction
(956) 638-0216
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Esperanza Homes, Inc.
(956) 287-2800
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Amador Homes
(956) 929-2448
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Camelot Construction, LLC
(956) 454-6922
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Michael Harms Construction
(956) 624-6365
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Ancer Construction, LLC
(956) 581-1255
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

R.T. Construction, Inc.
(956) 221-1517
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Dan S. Homes
(956) 778-8586
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

A. J. Homes (Jorge Sotelo II)
(956) 789-9465
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

JP Developers Group
(956) 534-6371
Mcallen, TX
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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