Since most buildings are responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption in the industry, more homeowners are taking steps towards green building. They ponder about reducing the carbon footprints and mostly think about producing renewable energy from their home.
This brings to the question- “Do you wish to reduce your energy consumption?” If yes, then this post will act as an appropriate knowledge-base!
- Design large windows facing within 30 degrees into your home
Orienting your properly is one key aspect to reduce your energy consumption. Having south facing windows collects the sun’s heat and retains it. This reduces your energy needs and keeps that electricity bill in check.
When planning you can inform your chosen passive builder to design large windows facing within 30 degrees South into your home.
- Going For a Compact Layout
Another key aspect which determines the energy usage of your house is its design layout. Homes with simple and compact designs will have a small area exposed to the sun and other elements. They tend to gain heat in the summer and lose heat in the winter season.
Your aim should be to go for cube or spherical shaped houses as they tend to be more efficient than other design layouts.
- Always Nothing But High-Performance Building Supplies
It is believed that using high-performance building supplies will result in a five times energy efficient home than a normal construction. With that one also needs to sort out the issue of leaky houses due to high rate of air infiltration and ex-filtration. It makes it a hard for the house to remain heated or cooled.
To achieve an energy efficient construction; you should look to use:
- Energy recovery systems
- Solar PV Panels
- Efficient Heat Pumps
- Multiple extractor Connection box
- Top-grade double glazed windows with German vPVC
- Quality membranes and tapes to wrap the structure
The good news is that there are so many passive house builders who are ready to lend you a helping hand with your dream house.
You need to invest some time in finding them out. And once you have done that, you can set an appointment and discuss your dream energy efficient house plan.