Green Home Building

Xeriscaping and New Houseplans

By: Danielle Hegedus and The Plan Man

New Houseplans and the Benefits of Xeriscaping

Rear exterior of houseplans #1190 - The Andalusia

Rear exterior of Home Plan #1190 – The Andalusia

As many homeowners seek to reduce their environmental impact when purchasing new houseplans through energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and utilizing eco-friendly building materials like bamboo, sustainable landscaping is also gaining popularity. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Pronounced “zeer-i-scape,” it’s a combination of two Greek words: “xeros” (dry) and “scape” (view). At Modernize , they love the benefits of xeriscaping and how you can incorporate elements of this ecologically sustainable landscaping into the outdoor space of houseplans.

NEW HOUSING TRENDS 2015: Environmentally friendly design options

By Chuck Tripp

Smog Eating Tile from Boral Roofing

It seems everyone is more educated and concerned about being environmentally friendly these days. And that’s a good thing. That certainly applies to home designs and house plans. The old, misguided notion that being Eco-friendly meant you had to compromise comfort or aesthetics for your home is completely unfounded. In fact, by choosing some of the sustainable options for your house plan, you can have the best of both worlds: an environmentally sound home that looks good and can even help you conserve money on your energy bill, as well.