Green Design Process

"The home design process follows established design sequences and methods which starts with an inventory of information and project analysis."

"Green design" or "Sustainable design" may be the accepted terminology when describing design methods that are sustainable and environmentally friendly, but the principles and design concepts are as timeless as classical architecture.

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With a green home design, home 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, rather it must be related to its environment and everything that influence the concept. Using the design principles of balance, rhythm, porportions, unity, and function allows for that adaptation of the house designs to the surrounding environment.

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.

Designing a green home occur in stages moderated by the home designer with critical information provided by both the home builder and homeowner. In other examples, along with the aforementioned, electrical and mechanical engineers, plumbing engineers, and landscape architects share in providing sustainable green products and design into their respective disciplines also.

From site and design anaylsis to product and material selections, a home designer must collect, process, and execute this information in order to establish a sustainable home design and a comprehensive set of green house plans. Site selection for sustainable site planning is critical when preparing your home designs.