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5 Green Ideas For Your New Home

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Green Ideas For Your New Home

Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to make environmentally friendly choices in materials and design. If you want a green home, your first step is to work with a builder that shares this goal. The next step is to integrate a few of the following ideas into your design. Idea #1: Alternative energy One of the main points of consumption in the modern home is electricity. You can help green your energy use by taking your home partially or fully off-grid. Eco-friendly energy options include solar and wind. You can have solar panels included in the design of your roof, or even have a small rooftop wind turbine installed. Idea #2: Passive solar design A passive solar home is designed so that it absorbs the heat from the sun during the winter months to minimize energy needs,...

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