When designing a new home, one of the things you’ll want to consider is energy efficiency. The less energy your home uses, the lower your energy bills will be – not to mention the fact that you’ll be reducing your environmental footprint as well. The following are a few designs that can provide you with some home energy saving ideas:
- The R-House – Located in Germany, this home was built to meet Germany’s passive house principles. It boasts highly insulated windows, heat-recovery ventilators and super-insulated exteriors. In fact, the home’s insulation consists of blown0in fiberglass insulation as well as foam insulation. Windows were placed to take advantage of the sun’s location.
- The TED House – This house makes use of highly insulated windows, a zip-panel air barrier, EPS insulation and closed-cell spray foam insulation. It also has a metal panel rain screen that helps keep air trapped inside the home and prevents outdoor air from leaking in.
These are a couple of homes designed to be energy efficient. Consider some of their energy saving features for your home design and be sure to contact us at Trilogy Builds for more information about implementing green features into your home today.