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Sustainable Home Design

What is Sustainable Home Design? 

Sustainable home design refers to the practice of designing and constructing residential buildings that minimize their impact on the environment while promoting the health and well-being of the homeowner. The design process involves incorporating features that reduce energy consumption, conserve water, and utilise environmentally-friendly materials.

When you choose to build with Fowler Homes, there will be a number of design and product choices you can make to design a home that’s more sustainable and energy efficient.

Here are some key principles and strategies to incorporate into your healthy home.

  1. Energy efficiency: Incorporating energy-efficient features such as high-performance windows, insulation, and heating and cooling systems can reduce energy consumption and costs. Passive solar design, which takes advantage of the sun’s heat and light to warm and light the home, is another effective strategy.

  2. Water conservation: Conserving water through low-flow fixtures, rainwater harvesting systems, and drought-tolerant landscaping can significantly reduce water usage and associated costs.

  3. Sustainable materials: Choosing materials that are environmentally friendly, such as reclaimed or recycled materials, sustainably-sourced wood, and low-emitting building materials, can reduce the environmental impact of building construction and promote indoor air quality.

  4. Healthy indoor environment: Designing for good indoor air quality through proper ventilation and the use of non-toxic materials can improve your health and well-being

  5. Smart design: Maximizing natural light and views, optimizing space utilization, and designing for aging in place are all examples of smart design strategies that can make a home more livable and sustainable in the long run.


We take pride in building quality homes and working with our clients to provide the best industry advice and knowledge. We will work with you on creating a home that is not only environmentally responsible, but also comfortable, healthy, and enjoyable to live in.

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