Green Consultants Midland MI

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Habitat for Humanity - Bay County
(989) 895-0980
Bay City, MI
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

Cobblestone Homes, LLC
(989) 697-8677
Bay City, MI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

DeLoof Builders, LLC
(269) 375-0344
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Developer

Robertson Brothers
(248) 644-3460
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Heritage Builder's and Son's, LLC
(989) 792-0365
Saginaw, MI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Tri City Builders
(989) 737-2151
Bay City, MI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Habitat for Humanity - Bay-Waveland Area
(228) 467-9699
Bay City, MI
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

MJC Chesterfield LLC
(586) 263-1203
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Stephen Flora Builders Inc.
(989) 239-1274
Saginaw, MI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Envy Homes, Inc.
(810) 614-8614
Detroit, MI
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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