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Green Home Design - Energy Efficiency


Building for Energy Efficiency

green home designNet Zero’s green home design and energy-efficient building contributes to the comfort of each home. Our homes have a optional third-party verification on energy efficiency, with inspections for proper insulation, air tightness and duct sealing. Some contributors to energy efficiency include:

  • Maximum Energy Efficiency From Your Nudura Insulated Concrete Form House
    With growing energy costs, building an insulated concrete form house is more energy efficient and can save you significant amounts of money on a yearly basis and reduce your carbon footprint. NUDURA insulated concrete form walls vastly reduce air infiltration, which greatly optimizes energy performance. When you combine two panels of 2 5/8” EPS foam with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete a NUDURA insulated concrete form house can provide R-Values as high as R-50, saving you up to 70% in energy costs.
  • High-Performance Windows
    Our windows employ advanced technologies to keep the summer heat out, and the winter heat in.
  • Tight Construction & Ducts
    A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing drafts – and utility bills and maintenance. This all part of building a better Green Home.
  • Efficient Heating & Cooling Equipment
    In addition to requiring less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and add to the comfort of the home.
  • Green Products
    We consider energy efficiency when selecting lighting fixtures, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines.

Benefits of Energy Efficiency

  • Lower Cost of Ownership
    Compared with standard homes, Net Zero homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating.
  • Better Protection
    Properly installed energy-efficient improvements deliver better shielding from cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution and noise.
  • Smart Investment
    Energy efficiency contributes to the value of your smart home.
  • Environmental Protection
    Using less energy preserves natural resources.