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Why Build a Green Home? Comfort & Even Temperature!
Imagine living in a comfortable, modern house with no cold drafts, no temperature variations from room to room, and, best of all, virtually no heating or cooling bills. It might sound too good to be true, but these cozy conditions are the norm for people who live in passive, green or net-zero homes.
To minimize energy losses and save resources, potential thermal bridges and moisture issues are addressed at the planning stage; climate and weather data is analyzed; and windows are oriented to maximize or minimize solar gain and shading.
Airtight walls, typically twice as thick as today’s standard construction, are super-insulated and high-performance windows and doors that meet strict performance standards are specified.
A heat (or energy) recovery ventilator (HRV/ERV) provides a constant supply of tempered, filtered fresh air and saves money by recycling the indoor energy that is typically found in exhaust air.
In addition, energy-efficient appliances and lighting slash electricity consumption by 50% compared to the average house.