Building A High-Performance Home

Did you know the design and construction of your home can affect its overall health and comfort? The key components to a healthy and comfortable home are: airtight, well-insulated buildings with limited thermal bridges, solar orientation and shading, high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilation, electric heating, and materials choice. Each of these contributes to the overall performance of your home. Building a high-performance home has many benefits including:

  • Healthier indoor air quality; no natural gas combustion by-products to breathe
  • A more comfortable and quieter home
  • Increased resistance to future wild fires and smoke damage
  • Fewer maintenance concerns
  • Energy costs reduced by 10% or more
  • Reduced contribution to the climate crisis

Principles of a High-Performance Home

Airtight, well insulated buildings with limited thermal bridges
Solar orientation and shading
High performance windows
Heat/Energy recovery ventilation
Electric heating & cooking
Materials choice

The Benefits of Energy Efficient New Construction

Building Electrification Basics

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