Green Consultants San Bernardino CA

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Today's Homes, LLC
(951) 325-2486
Riverside, CA
Specialty
Manufactured Homes, Site-Built Homes

K. Hovnanian Homes - Ontario
(949) 483-7320
Riverside, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

The Olson Company
(858) 784-6542
Riverside, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Sherman Home Co.
(530) 400-9879
Sacramento, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Cavco Industries, Inc. - Durango Plant
(602) 256-6263
Oxnard, CA
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Koll Builders Group, Inc.
(951) 693-9097
Riverside, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Shea Homes - Northern California
(925) 245-3636
Riverside, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
(760) 347-3157
Riverside, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Centex Homes - Southern California
(951) 479-9555
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Meritage Homes - So Cal
(949) 250-6600
Los Angeles, CA
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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