It’s a similar situation when you’re choosing a site for an off-grid home. Do you want the sun to illuminate the kitchen in the morning? Will the sun be too harsh or cause too much glare in the dining room in the late afternoon? Establishing your goals early on will allow the architect to fit these pieces together with the overall site constraints, ensuring a high-performance, energy-efficient home. Look to low-tech solutions for big energy savings when you’re constructing a home.