“The home design process follows established design sequences and methods which starts with an inventory of information and project analysis.”
The same philosophy holds true with the green design process.
“Green design” or “Sustainable design” may be the accepted terminology when describing design methods that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. However, the principles and design concepts are as timeless as classical architecture.
With a green design home, building designers take into account the homes introduction into the environment from the design process, to construction, to the homes lifetime operations. A good design can not exist in isolation. In fact, a good design relate to its environment and everything that influence the concept. Using the design principles of balance, rhythm, proportions, unity, and function allows for that adaptation of the house designs to the surrounding environment.
Why you should use the green design process
Adding “Green” to the design process bolster these principles. Sustainable building design place emphasis on energy efficiency, the environment, and renewable resources. The results of this forward thinking in the design process of a home leads to better indoor air quality, lower operating costs, reduced maintenance, and higher resale values. Designing with the addition of “Green” principles helps to establish a smart and sustainable home design.
The green design process occur in stages moderated by the home designer. Helpful information is also provided by both the home builder and homeowner. Electrical and mechanical engineers, plumbing engineers, and landscape architects also provide sustainable green products and design into their respective disciplines.
From site and design analysis to product and material selections, a home designer must collect, process, and execute this information in order to establish a sustainable home design. In addition, the designer must also complete a comprehensive set of green house plans. Site selection for sustainable site planning is critical when preparing your home designs.