Build a House is a environmental game where you choose the materials to construct a home and calculate the overall building footprint.
Players try to construct a virtual environmentally friendly home utilizing the principles of ‘green architecture’. The game promotes typical sustainable ‘green’ building materials and methods, as opposed to unsustainable building materials and construction methods.
You must decide the orientation (directional facing) of your house; the kind of materials to be used (recycled or non-recycled); and, the position and size of windows and doors. Material choices are made for: external and internal walls; wall and roof insulation; flooring; windows and doors. Information on materials is accessed by clicking on your ‘mouse’.
Players get a percentage environmental rating at the end which they may try to improve upon by repeated playing.