Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, consider investing in energy efficiency. You’ll save energy and money, and your home will be more comfortable and durable. Call on Kevin Gremli Construction for Energy Efficient / Energy Smart home construction in the Orange County NY, Ulster County NY, and Bergen County NJ area.
Ultra Energy Efficient Homes
Ultra energy efficient homes combine state-of-the-art energy-efficient construction, appliances, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity.
By taking advantage of local climate and site conditions, architects, designers and builders can often incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and energy-efficient landscaping strategies. The objective is to reduce home energy use as cost-effectively as possible and meet the load requirement with on-site renewable energy systems.
Plan for Energy Efficiency
The planning process is a good time to look into a renewable energy system that can provide electricity, water heating, space heating and cooling and more. You may also want to explore your options for financing an energy-efficient home and look into tax credits for energy efficient home construction.
If you plan to design and build a new home or do an extensive remodel on an existing house, optimizing home energy efficiency requires a whole-house systems approach to ensure that your building pros consider all the variables, details, and interactions that affect energy use in your home. In addition to occupant behavior, site conditions, and climate, these include:
• Appliances and home electronics
• Insulation and air sealing
• Lighting and daylighting
• Space heating and cooling
• Water heating
• Windows, doors, and skylights.
• Work with an energy auditor to use the Home Energy Score, which provides a rating of your home’s current efficiency, as well as a list of improvements and potential savings.