Green House Plans

Picture of a Green House

All of our green & energy-efficient house plans were drawn by architects and designers who identify themselves as “green”, and many of their clients hired them for this very reason. Because we work with so many architects who identify themselves and their practices as “green” – 21 of them so far, and their ranks are growing! – we have quite a selection of green home plans in our portfolio.

The U.S. Green Building Council defines a green home as one that “…uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste, and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard home.”

Most of these homes are energy efficient; many are passive solar; and all call for the use of green materials and finishes both inside and out. Sometimes the exterior walls are alternatives to standard “stud” construction, including (but not limited to) straw bale, ICFs (insulated concrete forms), SIPs (structural insulated panels), and Rastra.

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Bedrooms

We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.

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