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Green houses are no longer becoming popular, they are becoming the standard. Homeowners want their homes to not only have as little negative affect on the environment as possible, they want them to be as energy efficient as possible so that they will save on their energy. There are a variety of ways for a home to go green, meaning some homes use every energy efficient technology at their fingertips while others pick and choose how to save energy.
- The Traditional Type – Cutting edge green technology does not have to be integrated for a home to be green. Energy efficient practices such as the installation of high quality insulation, energy efficient windows and doors, energy efficient appliances and more can be seamlessly integrated into a traditional design.
- The Transitional Type – Transitional green houses are often built with the climate in mind, meaning in colder climates large windows are incorporated into the sides of the home that face the sunlight to help produce heat. These homes often use the green technologies that will benefit them best, such as incorporating small solar arrays onto the roof.
- The Modern Type – Modern green homes focus on limiting as much energy, waste, water, carbon and emissions as possible by using all the newest available green technologies. The Z6 house is an example of this. Its ability to be so radically energy efficient is attained by producing the house in pieces at a factory and then assembling them on site.
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Source: Builder Magazine and Discovery