Choosing a Site

Choosing a Site to Build your Home

When selecting a block of land on which to build, wherever possible you should be choosing one that offers the most in passive design opportunities.

The Green Homes New Zealand’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Green Home, teaches you how choosing the right location for your home will have a positive effect on the environment and save you thousands. Discover how toward 40% of your energy bill comes from heating and cooling your home and how a passive design home can reduce your energy use by more than half.

You will also learn that when designing the orientation of the house on your block, it’s critical to think about what you need from the sun—for example did you know that the path of the sun in winter is different to the sun’s path in summer?

Discover all the things you should look for when researching and planning your Green Home such as:

  • How do I know which block to choose and build on for a more efficient and comfortable home that is cheaper to run?
  • Which orientation should my home design have to maximise the sun’s energy?
  • Where should I place the rooms we use the most and the rooms we use the least in the green design layout to maximise energy efficiency?

Find out the answer to these questions and save yourself thousands of dollars by downloading a free copy of the The Green Builder’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Green Home eBook.


2017-04-26T01:05:44+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Green Advice|