Green New Deal Homes are not designed with attached garages. Why?
Indoor air quality in a home is of utmost importance. Attaching a garage to a house requires careful and vigilant separation of the two spaces to keep any fumes from cars (or volatile items stored in a garage) out of the house.
Detached garages allow for building placement and land development most responsive to each unique building site. The detached garage can be located with a driveway where it best suits the house, and the finished floor elevation of the house and the garage can be different, tailored to the conditions on the building site.
The simple roof forms on each Green New Deal Home allow for effective management of rainwater and snow. In addition to complicating the floor levels, site drainage and building orientation; attaching a garage to a home often also complicates the rooflines, which adds cost and makes it even harder to manage water and snow.