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4 green home Design ideas for the florida sunshine


 

Are you designing your home and thinking about going green?

First of all, congratulations! Whether building your first home or one of many, it's an exciting time when we get start scratching down ideas for a new project. Second of all, a little pat on the back for exploring green home design! 

 

If you are building a new home in Florida or somewhere with a similar climate (humid, hot, sunny, and the occassional tropical storm), you may want to consider a few things in order to maximize the energy efficiency of your home.  The size, shape, and orientation of your home are extremely important, and when building new, it's a great time to address these and other important concerns.

 

Here are four worth considering for the design of your new green home!

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Topics: Residential, Green build, Green Design

How to Choose the right contractor for your green Home Design project

Congratulations on your choice for a green home! Now it's time to ensure it's a smooth build.

When most people set out to build their green home, the obvious first step is to find the right design team. And while I agree, you want to partner with an architectural firm that puts green first, as in, the idea of sustainability isn't an after thought, but rather, a fully integrated component in the planning process - you also want your construction crew to be thinking in the same terms.

When approached with a new project, it's rare for our clients to have a contractor already involved, so they turn to us for referrals. However, unlike your design team, you need your construction crew to be as local as possible, so even though we have our favorites, they're not always the best option due to their location.

It IS something that should be handled at the outset of your design process, because the integrated approach will save you a lot of hassle, and help you get the most efficient building that meets and exceeds your expectations.

We always recommend hiring your contractor at the same time as you hire your design team.

So, I put together a list of to-dos and questions to help you find the best contractor for your project.

 


MORE LIKE THIS: How to Save Yourself (Not Your Planet) With Sustainable Home Design


 

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Topics: Residential, Sustainable Design, Green Design

KASHI'S "BY THE RIVER" WINS NEW MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY AWARD

Each year, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce takes time to appreciate local businesses that have made a positive impact on our community throughout the year, either through architectural enhancements or community action and contributions. The annual Industry Appreciation Awards program is an important component of the Chamber’s business retention activities and we encourage your participation.

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Topics: green, Residential, healthy building, healthcare, award, kashi, multi-family

Kashi By the River, Video of the nearly completed project

 
Tour of thenearly completed Kashi By the River Project
www.by-the-river.org
 
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Topics: green, Residential, healthy building, kashi, multi-family, sebastian

Kashi By the River Video Tour of Construction


Tour of the Kashi By the River Project
www.by-the-river.org


 


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Topics: carlson, Residential, kashi, multi-family, sebastian, alf

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