Build your own home, and make it as green and sustainable as possible!
By studying this course, you’ll have the confidence to make design decisions that put your new home in harmony with the landscape around it, with minimal impact on the Earth, while providing a comfortable and welcoming place for you and your family.
The course takes in many aspects of planning and construction, including the assessment of your site to determine the optimum position for your new building, the relative merits of different window and door designs, and the option to employ natural building techniques that use organic materials and traditional construction strategies.
We will also look at why insulation is one of the key factors in making a home more energy efficient, as well as exploring natural, organic materials that can be used for insulating your property. The course further delves into wind turbines and solar panels for sustainable home energy generation.