Building Green

When designing “green”, there are a myriad of items to consider. Understanding how to use building components and passive design principles to achieve your sustainable goals is the first step in minimizing your environmental footprint.

An introduction to sustainable design and some of the rating systems can be found in our Green Building section.

When designing “green”, there are a myriad of items to consider. Understanding how to use building components and passive design principles to achieve your sustainable goals is the first step in minimizing your environmental footprint. Learn more in our Basics of Building Green section.

A list of the major green building certifications are available in our Green Building Certifications section.

Learn more about how to add an accessory dwelling unit to your property in our Accessory Dwelling Units section.

An introduction to Passive House can be found in our Passive House section.

Learn more about High Efficiency Dwelling Units in our High Efficiency Dwelling Units section.

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