For those thinking of constructing their new home, energy efficient home designs are becoming more and more the trend when it comes to home designs. The San Diego Electrical Professionals Society (SDEPS) is all for this modern trend saying it benefits both the household and the environment.
‘As electrical professionals we enjoy working on such home designs as it is also a challenge to us to help new homeowners to realize more savings on the energy front. It is also equally exciting for us to be instrumental in lowering their home’s carbon footprint.”
So what are these energy efficient home designs?
The United States Department of Energy has an article on this posted in their website. In that write-up they mentioned how a new home construction can be energy efficient, as well as an older home that is up for remodeling. Electricians
“Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, consider investing in energy efficiency. You’ll save energy and money, and your home will be more comfortable and durable. The planning process is also a good time to look into a renewable energy system that can provide electricity, water heating, or space heating and cooling. You may also want to explore your options for financing an energy-efficient home.”
Check out the original article here.
Intentional home building
Forbes.com published a comprehensive article on building an energy efficient home. In that article they discussed how nature has to be taken into consideration in the placement, orientation, and design of the energy efficient house. American Lighting Association
“Both the shape and the construction of your home will greatly influence the heating and cooling requirements. For example, a building in a hot, arid climate experiences a large load from the sun in the summer. If the building is shaped in a way that reduces exposure to the sun — the glass is shaded by a large overhang and the walls are well insulated — the solar gain can be minimized and cooling requirements can be decreased, saving energy.”
The full article has been published here.
Building an energy efficient home is indeed a challenge worth taking.