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GREEN BUILDING 101: How to Choose the Best Spot for Your Dream Green Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 15, 2014 01:09 AM
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  We've already touched upon ways to keep cool (and warm!) via insulation and home orientation, but what about your home's location itself? Where would you like to live? Naturally, aspects such as water conservation, sustainable building materials




 

 

 

We’ve already touched upon ways to keep cool (and warm!) via insulation and home orientation, but what about your home’s location itself? Where would you like to live? Naturally, aspects such as water conservation, sustainable building materials and how to save energy are great, but let’s take a step back and consider steps needed for making an environmentally conscious choice on where to live. We’ll share a few tips below on “Location and Linkages”; a term defined by LEED as a method of sustainable site selection and development. Hopefully these guidelines can help to reduce energy consumed by Americans in pursuit of cheap land and more closet space across the (seemingly) infinite supply of pasture and native habitats.

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