Building a Green Property by Melissa Henderson

Building a Green Property

Learn how to position your home on your property to work with nature and the local climate conditions. Discover the wide variety of organic option for insulation material, and how to provide your home with sustainable energy in the form of wind and solar power. From doors, and windows to natural building techniques, you’ll find everything you need to build a greener home.

This course is your comprehensive guide to making design and construction decisions about your new home that will make it more energy efficient and have minimal impact on the environment.


  • Be able to assess the factors on a site that can influence where you position your property
  • Understand the importance of working with the features of the natural landscape
  • Discover what makes for a natural building technique
  • Explore the materials and techniques involved in a wide selection of building techniques
  • Understand how insulation works and its effect on a home’s energy efficiency
  • Appreciate the characteristics of a variety of organic insulation materials
  • Assess the relative merits of different window designs and materials
  • Learn how to modify temperatures with shades, awnings and other decorative features
  • Explore design features that affect energy efficiency in a new construction
  • Discover some simple measures that can have a significant impact o the comfort of your home
  • Appreciate how wind turbines work, and how they can provide you with energy – and potentially an income
  • Understand the factors to analyze when considering installing a wind turbine
  • Discover how orientation, angle and position affect the performance of solar panels
  • Learn how solar water heaters function

What's included?

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Lesson 1: Positioning
building a green property 1 - Positioning.mp4
11 mins
Lesson 2: Building Materials
building a green property 2 - Building Materials.mp4
9 mins
Lesson 3: Insulation
building a green property 3 - Insulation.mp4
8 mins
Lesson 4: Windows & Doors
building a green property 4 - Windows & Doors.mp4
8 mins
Lesson 5: Green Design Features
building a green property 5 - Green Design Features.mp4
9 mins
Lesson 6: Wind Turbines
building a green property 6 - Wind Turbines.mp4
6 mins
Lesson 7: Solar Power
building a green property 7 - Solar Power.mp4
6 mins