Build a Greener Home
Comfort, Durability, Savings
Sustainable design is based on principles worth considering at early stages. As early as possible, we work with the home owner, energy consultant, mechanical contractor and designer to maximize the green aspects of your home such as: home orientation, air quality improvements, responsible land use, home performance, material durability, moisture-resistant options, low maintenance options, wise use of resources, and more.
Falcon Heights Contracting will then guide you through the building process, encouraging and enabling the use of practices, technologies and products that will provide great energy efficiency.
Finally, we will tailor the overall budget with your Green wish list. As every home is different, so are the options to be considered.
Net Zero Homes
Considering Net Zero standards when Building or renovating a home involves:
- Reducing the home’s energy requirements.
- Including renewable energy systems to provide the amount of energy required to operate the home.
- Operating the home efficiently.
A net-zero energy (NZE) house may produce as much energy as it consumes on a yearly basis.
An NZE home is not necessarily an “off-grid” house, as it is usually connected to the electricity grid. Basically, taken over the year, the energy supplied to the grid by your home balances the energy drawn from the grid, thus achieving net- zero annual energy consumption.
NET ZERO READY: Even if you do not make your home Net Zero right away, there are ways to plan to have your home “Net Zero Ready”, a concept that is phasing into the building code at the national level. Your project would include the increased insulation values, performance windows and doors and required mechanical specifications with the option of installing your alternative energy source at a later date.