Site Choices that Make a Difference

Claudette Reichel  |  6/20/2008 12:21:06 AM

You can go beyond green building by choosing a home site that applies principles of sustainable development or smart growth (reducing urban sprawl and long commutes to work). Look for the environmental impacts and best management practices (BMPs) of the housing developments you consider. Avoid building sites in wetland areas, and look for a site that allows you to orient your home and its windows for energy savings.

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