WHY BUILD ENERGY EFFICIENT?
What makes a house Energy Efficient?
Every house loses energy after the sun goes down, the key to creating an Energy Efficient Home is reducing this energy loss. The less it loses the less you have to put back into it! It’s simple, but difficult to achieve.
We use the 5 principles of Passive House to achieve this:
- Thermal insulation
- Air tightness
- Adequate ventilation strategy
- Thermal bridging
What are the benefits of building Energy Efficient?
Building a new home with Passive House standards in mind brings with it a multitude of benefits:
- Your health and the health of your family.
- Comfort – the same warm temperature in every room.
- Lower running costs = more money in your pocket.
- Better for our environment and our children’s future.
The good news – the Building Code is changing. The bad news – it’s slow. However, it is changing. So, if you build a standard house to today’s code, in the future it will be below code and will be like trying to sell a single glazed house in today’s market.
Cost vs Energy Efficiency
We breakdown the costs of building your energy efficient home so you can choose what passive methods you want to include.
Energy Efficiency is a scale. You can go as close to Passive as you want / your budget allows.
We’ll advise you on what Energy Efficient add-ons will give you the best return for your investment.
Our team will accurately price your build before we start to ensure your budget is not exceeded and you are not hit with variants.
“Your Home, Our Planet” is filled with everything you will want to know before building an Energy Efficient / Passive House. Download the E-Book now, for free!