Tips For New Home Construction

  • Orient your house on the east-west axis to minimize hot summer west exposure.
  • Ask your builder to only clear vegetation around the area needed for your house.
  • Mark plants and areas that you want preserved.
  • Salvage existing plants to reuse after construction.
  • Ask your builder to not bury construction wastes on site.
  • Locate the hot water heater closest to the most frequently used bathroom.
  • Insulate hot water heater and pipes and wrap the house foundation
  • Install a recirculation hot water system.
  • Ask your plumber to design the plumbing for optional gray water use.