Whether you are looking to build the home of your dreams or just remodel a living space in your home, an environmentally friendly building can help to create a healthier environment for you and your family. The following green home design information will provide you with what you need for environmentally friendly building options for your project.
Types of Green Building Designs
You first want to consider the type of green building techniques you want to use for your project. There are different styles and options for green home design. These can be buildings that use earthbags, or they can be traditional architecture. When designing a residential construction project, you also want to consider options for more natural light, which, in addition to natural lighting, can provide you with passive heating.
Options for Green Mechanical Systems
There are many options for green mechanical systems, including geothermal HVAC systems and alternative solutions like solar water heaters. You can also install more efficient outlets with meters and USB connections and use LED lighting. These mechanical improvements will help reduce conventional energy consumption if you plan on investing in things like solar panels or wind turbines. The combination of various mechanical system improvements helps make your home efficient enough for renewable energy systems.
Improvement Thermal Barriers and Insulation
The thermal barrier is important for green building design. One of the options that you might want to consider for the thermal barrier is an earth home design. There are also options for green roofs if you want to add green outdoor space to your rooftop. Lastly, you want to make sure the structure has good insulation with options like spray foam or spray-in insulation solutions. You can also add insulation to walls and other voids throughout the structure to reduce thermal energy loss.
Adding Renewable Energy for Greener Home Designs
In addition to all the other features of environmentally-friendly residential construction, you might also want to think about renewable energy. The first options to consider for renewable energy are solar energy solutions, which include panels and thermal collectors. There are also options like wind turbines and geothermal heat pumps for HVAC systems. Other options for renewable energy include things like biomass fuels for heating and hot water. In addition to renewable energy, you might want to add a storage system for installations like your solar panels and wind turbines.
There is a lot that goes into green building designs, but they are worth the investment. Contact a residential construction service, like Finesse Contracting, to discuss these options for your project.Share