We have the conclusion of an interview with Ron Hughes, owner and president of HERS, inc., a home energy rating company. He warns us about installing an oversized HVAC system and tells us more about making our homes more energy efficient and more comfortable.
Today we have the first part of an interview with Ron Hughes of HERS, inc. He’ll tell us how companies like his can help us design and build more energy efficient homes.
Today we’ll explore some concepts of green building and sustainable building with Ben Adam-Smith, host of the podcast, House Planning Help— one of my favorites. We’ll talk about what basic things we should consider if we want to build green.
Having a general idea about permits and inspections decreases some of the stress associated with building a new home. Whenever you educate yourself about the homebuilding process, you take away some of the mystery, some of fear of the unknown and THAT decreases stress. This week’s mini lesson is about permits and inspections, which are definitely not the most exciting parts of the design build process, but they are extremely important. Learn what to expect.
Do you know what things you should consider when choosing your home site? After deciding to BUILD instead of BUY a new home, many people are so focused on the house design and that they give little thought to the LAND on which they will place their future home. But what lot you choose is a major factor in determining how much it will cost you to build AND maintain your home and how much you will ultimately enjoy it.