Terrain & Environment
An eco-friendly home requires careful consideration of how living affects the environment where the structure is set as well as the carbon-footprint of the structure.
The amount of energy, and the method of that energy’s generation should be considered, both in building the home as well as in the life of the home.
Solar energy is one avenue to take in building an eco-friendly home. Replacing most of the carbon dioxide generating fuel sources, solar energy is clean energy provided at nearly zero-carbon emissions.
Other areas of home building and design also benefit from eco-friendly design. Great advances have been mad ein the use of recycled materials in construction whether recycled wood, metal, or other alternative materials, providing for an overall more eco-friendly home.