You’ve heard it before: “You can build a green house.” But what does that mean? Is it just a smaller version of your home with plants around it? Or perhaps you’ll find yourself living in a treehouse, surrounded by shrubs. Not quite. You can build a green house in many ways and still have all the comforts of home—it just takes some planning. Here are some tips on how to build an environmentally friendly house that’s also comfortable:
Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
If you’re looking to build a green home, you’ll want to make sure that everything you use is recyclable. This will not only reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, but it will also save you money. To help get started with this process, here are some general tips:
- net zero energy homes use by using solar panels on your roof and installing low-energy light bulbs throughout the house. This will save money on electricity bills and encourage people in your community to do their part as well!
- Reuse materials whenever possible instead of buying new ones from stores; this includes things like old boxes or wood planks from pallets that aren’t being used anymore (or even tires!).
Your roof is your best friend.
Your roof is your best friend. The north side of your house is where the sun shines almost all day long, so why not put solar panels there? When it comes to building a green house, they’re your one stop shop for energy efficiency and sustainable home design. If you have an extra $9000 lying around that you don’t know what else to do with, invest in some solar panels! Your home will be able to power itself from its own energy source at no cost. You can even sell the excess power back to energy companies!
This should go without saying by now, but if you live in a cold climate or have ever had warm fingers inside while wearing gloves on another part of your body then I’ll spell it out: insulate everything as much as possible. Walls are easy; floors require specialized insulation products like foam board insulation which may need special permission before being installed depending on local regulations (call local building inspector).
Let the sun heat your house.
To harness the sun’s energy, you should use large windows to let sunlight into your house. This can be done in several ways:
- Use curved glass windows that reflect light and heat inward at an angle.
- Install solar panels on your roof that capture the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity. You can then use this power to run appliances like computers and televisions (or just keep them plugged in), or even charge batteries for future use.
Use heavy curtains to keep heat in.
Use heavy curtains to keep heat in. Thick drapes or blinds will help keep the warmth in, whether it’s from sunlight or from a heater.
Use awnings to block the sun. If you’re building a green house on the south side of your home, build an awning over your window to block out some of that solar energy.
Include awning windows for extra protection against heat loss and glare. Windows with vertical slats are best for maintaining temperature inside while allowing light into your greenhouse
Build a shade porch for hot days.
There are many ways to build a shade porch for hot days. One of the simplest is to use plant life to block direct sunlight, which can cause plants to bake and the inside temperature of your greenhouse to rise.
Another technique is to use an awning that keeps direct light out, while still allowing indirect light in. This will help you maintain a more comfortable temperature without subjecting your plants or yourself to excessive heat.
If you want something even simpler, consider using plants as a natural barrier for windows. Plants provide shade from both direct and indirect sunlight, making them excellent options for providing natural cooling in greenhouses through the summer months (or any time).
So, there you have it: some simple ideas on how to build a green house. See our website to have more knowledge about techniques about building a green house. Now get out there and start building!