Green Consultants Minnetonka MN

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 Minnetonka, MN that can help answer your questions about Green Consultants.

Landucci Homes, Inc.
(651) 894-2582
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

J. G. Hause Construction
(651) 439-0189
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Key Land Homes
(952) 440-9400
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Heritage Builders
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Enerjac Construction, Inc.
(651) 436-8517
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

D.J. Dalbec Homes
(763) 559-5036
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Residential Science Resources, LLC
(612) 964-0032
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Lennar - Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 473-0993
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Brandl Anderson Homes, Inc.
(952) 898-0230
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
(612) 331-4090
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Affordable, 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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