What is green building? What makes a builder a green builder?
In recent years, green building has skyrocketed in popularity. It is now easier than ever to learn about more sustainable building practices. With more people investing in eco-friendly homes, there has been an increased interest amongst builders to embrace green building.
When it comes to building your home, there are plenty of places online to find sustainable building products, but how do you know which ones are right for your house build or renovation? If you are looking to build a sustainable house, a green builder will be aware of all the options and can advise you on the best options.
Designing a sustainable house that is also a beautiful home for you and your family is no simple task. The best eco builds will do more than install insulation, solar hot water and a water tank. There are many ways to make an eco-friendly house, which means you will need a builder who is ready to be involved in the process and walk you through your many options.
Having a builder who is experienced with eco house designs makes all the difference, as you will be able to consult with them and ask for expert advice if needed.
Here are a few of the things your builder should consider when planning for eco-sustainable homes.
- Green home design principles
- Green building materials and what the best value is for your ecohome
- How your home is positioned and the microclimates possible in your area
- Garden and surrounds in relation to your home design, reducing environmental footprint and increasing liveability
- Insulation options
- Greywater treatment
- Low or no VOCs or other toxic compounds in your home
- Rainwater harvesting
- Passive heating and cooling
What is a green housing design?
Green home designs are all about combining the eco-friendly elements that work for you to make a more sustainable house. It’s all about balancing a variety of factors, as well as using the right green house materials and practices, which will depend on the circumstances of each specific project. Both large and small houses can be green; all you need is the right builder guiding the job.
Even if your budget is limited, a green builder should be able to advise you on design principles that will allow you to increase the sustainability of your home without compromising on room size, aesthetics or quality of finishes.
If you’re ready to start your journey toward a more sustainable home, Calm Living Homes is here to help. With over thirty years of experience in the building industry, we know exactly what makes an eco-friendly house a home. Give us a call today on 0418 177 380 or complete our contact form to get in touch.