Website Offers Free Plans for Sustainable Homes

Environmentally-conscious consumers now have a place to find plans for sustainable homes.  And the best part is, many plans are free.

FreeGreen, the collaboration of a diverse group of progressive, energetic architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs, lets visitors view and download plans to many styles of affordable, durable, energy-efficient homes.

Select a home and view 3-D renderings of the interior as well as explanations of the home’s sustainability features.  A plan I previewed, for example had, among other features, a flat roof for solar panels and a south-facing orientation to facilitate solar heating.  Choose a home you like and download the plans along with information on estimated energy and building costs—all for free with a basic membership.  Premium members have access to additional features.

Prefer a custom-designed, sustainable home? FreeGree can prepare plans to meet consumers’ specifications quickly and inexpensively.

It’s a fun site to visit and a great place to send clients or builders looking for green home ideas.


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