Perhaps the most tangible way to convey the value of green home design is in the measurable savings on the annual utility bills. The most recent home I constructed is a good example. A photo gallery is below.

Through a combination of ingenious design, energy conservation, and efficient energy production, the heating and cooling costs are projected to be less than $150 per year in a region where temperatures can go from -30F to 100F from one season to the next.

If you’re a tree hugger like me, the emissions report demonstrates that paying attention to energy conservation and efficient production can dramatically reduce emissions.

See the following reports for a detailed analysis from an independent peer reviewed energy and environmental rating company.

Photo Gallery. Below are photos of the home described above. Click on any image for a larger view.


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