Got a dream green home you’d love to build? Sure, you’ll probably want to include solar panels in the building… but that’s just one element. Green building involves making the most efficient use of the materials that go into the building, and creating a space that allows for sustainable use of resources needed to live in that home… so, energy’s important, but so is water use, air quality, and the relationship of the landscaping to the larger surrounding environment.

Thirteen Elements of a Dream Green Home*

From Visually.