Tips for Hiring an Green Home Architect
As the designer, and in many ways overseer of building a green home, the green architect is an extremely important role. Look for a professional with experience, willingness, vision, and time. Find several candidates, and make a well-thought out decision as to who may be the best choice.
Where can one locate an architect with experience in designing environmentally-friendly homes? The field of eco construction is still growing, but every year there are more and more options. Search for LEED accredited professionals. LEED is the internationally recognized green building certification system. Online databases such as the American Institute of Architects, are a great place to start to find local, green designers.
When evaluating different options, make sure to ask for references; in some cases, visiting a previously finished home is a possibility. Learn as much as possible about different green building options so you can both ask questions, and understand ideas that a candidate may have. Find out who they are planning on working with. Because of the extensive nature of the job, the architect should be consulting with other professionals, such as an energy specialist, a landscape designer, and even an interior designer familiar with environmentally-friendly design. Ask about relationships he or she may have with these people.
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