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.