Create an eco-friendly home like this one by surrounding your home with trees for shade. Use only sustainable materials and angle your windows for maximum light.
Architects are experts in designing homes that take advantage of natural light and eco-friendly materials. Like many architectural homes, this one features expertly placed windows to absorb as much light as possible.
This Australian eco house let’s mother nature handle the heating and cooling. Breakthroughs in window construction allow you to enjoy a glass room in all seasons. Windows are made with special glass that can let in or keep out light.
If you live in a condo, apartment or multi-story town house, you can still enjoy green living. As this grand multi-unit complex shows, you can use your balconies or porches to grow flowers, vegetables and even ornamental trees that provide shade, oxygen and even food.
A house with a grass roof may not be possible for everyone. But for the few that can pull it off, a grass roof is an eco-friendly and economical way to keep your home insulated and cool.
You can save money and energy by using solar panels on your home. Solar panels can reduce your energy bill and help the planet at the same time. This eco home takes solar power to the extreme, covering much of its roof in large panels.
The more green area around your home, the easier it is to keep it cool. This hillside home is protected by the elevated landscape and the lush greenery.