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When planning your site, try to combine a conservation ethic with a site-planning process that emphasizes human comfort. The amount of care and planning of your house site will be reflected in the success of the energy-saving design of the house, specifically in the way the sun, wind, view, and privacy are handled. Consider that you will be making a statement that will have a lasting impact on the environment and change the nature of the landscape. Spend the time to walk over your land and study its features before you decide on a landscape plan.