Trilogy’s Tips for a Zero Energy Home

The path towards a zero-energy home is not as difficult as it may seem. In fact, there are dozens of ways to decrease your energy footprint and contribute to the maintenance of the environment while still building a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing home.

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Here are just a few examples to go Zero Energy:

  • Low Flow Toilet and Shower Fixtures: These wonders of modern technology deliver the best in comfort and convenience while also minimizing the amount of water necessary to do the job.
  • Compact Fluorescent and Common Sense: Turning off the lights and unplugging extraneous power supplies is the first step towards zero energy use. Then, use CFLs to keep it at a minimum.
  • Insulate and Seal: It is truly amazing how much energy can be lost through poorly sealed and insufficiently insulated walls, ceilings and windows. Have a professional check these areas for the best results.
  • Update Your HVAC System: Easily the most costly system in your house. Newer ones are simply far more efficient than older ones.

For more information on this and other green building topics, please contact us at Trilogy Partners.

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