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Orient Your Home Around the Sun | Green Building Tips

As part of our "Green Building Tips" series, discover how orientating your home towards the sun can allow you to save money on your energy bill.


Orient Your Home Around the Sun Green Building Tips
The way a builder orients a home in relation to the sun can go a long way toward efficiently lighting, heating and cooling it. Strategic positioning of the structure on your land, followed by thoughtful window and door placement, will allow you to take advantage of natural light and passive solar heat — thus saving you money on your energy bills. This practice also makes for a more comfortable home. Sun orientation
Orient home around the sun Reduce ecological footprint Sustainable building materials
     
Reduce construction waste Landscape with thought Conserve water
     
Seal your home Indoor climate control Indoor air quality
     
Energy-star approved   Long term planning