Free Green offers free, downloadable
house plans that are green designs. These plans might cost hundreds or
thousands of dollars is you obtained them elsewhere. Files might be
around 30 MB, so either use a computer with a fast connection or plan
for a long download.
These designers and architects stand out for their environmentally oriented approach.
When selecting a lot, if
you ever plan to add solar water heating or electricity, a lot that faces
north will allow you to have solar panels on the back of the house. Some
people prefer panels that are not visible from the street.