Home is a term that we throw out there for a place that bring us comfort and stability. However, it is something that we can move, change, modify, develop, transition, etc. We build these structures and furnish them with keep sakes that reflect our personalities and where we have been. As our lives get busier and more complicated it is important that we can fall back on our homes as places of comfort, serenity, and security.
We build homes often with disregard to our surroundings. This often results in homes that are not built to take advantage of natural heating and cooling, day lighting and other green strategies. Green building is more than energy efficient gadgets, it is about sustainable materials, architecture, strategies to take advantage summer breezes for cooling, and winter light for visibility as well as heating.