An energy-saving and environmentally friendly house is a house that saves energy, provides a high level of comfort and is free from pollution. It can harness a variety of natural energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal and swamp gas. Energy-saving housing is constructed with sustainable materials, aiming to minimize the impact of housing on the environment. The following are the key steps we have taken to ensure that the new residence is as energy efficient as possible.
- Pick the right building materials. When building houses, choosing to use more sustainable building materials, such as recycled wood or natural stone, is a way for builders to save energy in their design choices. In addition, some building materials can improve the efficiency of the house, including recycled steel, non glass fiber foam insulation, concrete and bamboo.
- Use proper insulation. Proper heat insulation can make the house warm in winter and cool in summer, without your heating or air-conditioning system working overtime to adjust the temperature. When we build energy-saving houses, we will install enough insulating materials on the attic space, walls and floors to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. Then double or triple glass windows will be installed to provide sufficient natural light for the home without affecting the wall insulation level.
- Harness solar power. Builders place windows strategically to take advantage of the sun's natural heat. With many south-facing windows, you can heat more effectively in winter. In summer, covering the windows can keep the house cool. Some contractors will be ready to install solar energy during the construction process. This makes it easier for homeowners to install solar panels in their homes. Although it is expensive to add, solar panels have a high return on investment and can save money on energy use, depending on your location. Some power companies will even pay for the extra energy generated by your solar panels.
- Integrate "smart home" systems. Smart home upgrades not only make a house more automated, but they can also save homeowners money on energy bills. Some popular upgrades that builders often incorporate into their designs include: home hubs, smart lighting systems, energy meters, smart thermostats, smart security systems. Many smart home devices learn your habits and preferences and can suggest changes in your energy use based on your needs and how much money you want to save.